Learn and earn at the same time
Get that job after graduation by getting that experience while you’re a student. Gain practical skills in your natural resource discipline and jump start your career. It’ll help you every step of the way and get your foot in the door.
Experience increases exposure to your chosen field. Practice skills daily. Be part of actively working towards project goals. You’ll expand your network and secure solid job references to get your resume on top of the list and ultimately get that good news phone call.
If you’re studying Natural Resources Management or in forest concentrations of the Forest and Rangeland Stewardship major, having acceptable professional work experience in your chosen field prior to graduation is required.
Work experience in a nutshell:
The minimum number of work experience hours required.
Check with your advisor to see if this is a requirement for your particular major.
Complete work experience all at once or over multiple opportunities.
Natural resource related:
- Summer jobs
- Volunteer positions
- Work study
- Federal agencies
- State agencies
- Private organizations
How to complete your work experience:
1. Find your work experience opportunity.
2. Fill out the Professional Work Experience Prior Approval form.
3. Submit your form online and save your online receipt.
4. Your advisor will review your proposal.
5. Once approved, you're good to go. Enjoy working hard!
6. When you've completed your experience, fill out and submit the Work Experience Completion form.
You've completed the work requirement once both forms are submitted and approved.
Local Volunteering Opportunities
Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests/Pawnee National Grassland
Black Footed Ferret Conservation Center
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative
Colorado Natural Heritage Program
High Plains Environmental Center
Larimer County Department of Natural Resources
Larimer Humane Society (Wildkind Program)
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
Rocky Mountain Nature Conservancy
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado