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Jeremy Brooks memorial internship applications due Feb. 1

Jeremy Brooks, a fishing guide from Santa Fe, was killed in a plane fire in Moscow on Sunday. Photo provided by the Reel Life. emoore@abqjournal.com Mon May 06 15:19:26 -0600 2019 1557177566 FILENAME: 1457248.jpg

If you know a young person who is interested in the outdoors, fishing and/or conservation as a possible career path, and you think they might want a really cool summer job where they will get their boots wet, have them learn more about the Jeremy Brooks Memorial Internship from Trout Unlimited here.  

The Jeremy Brooks Memorial Internship is awarded annually to an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a career in river conservation or related fieldIt was established in 2019 in honor of Jeremy Brooks, a passionate fly angler and conservationist whose life was cut tragically short when he was killed in a plane crash en route to his dream job as a fly-fishing guide on the Ponoi River in Russia. Jeremy graduated from Colorado College in 2018 with a degree in environmental science and a minor in philosophy. The internship is made possible by funds generously donated through the Jeremy Brooks Memorial Scholarship Fund.

TU is seeking applicants for the annual internship now, with a deadline of Feb. 1

Who can apply:  Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, who display a passion for fly-fishing, a strong conservation ethic, and a desire to give back to their community.

What is provided:  A monthly stipend for a two to three-month summer internship with Trout Unlimited.  Recipients enrolled in an undergraduate degree program are awarded $1,000 per month, and those in a graduate degree program are awarded $1,500 per month.

Where is it based:  In a Trout Unlimited field office, the specific location to be determined based on field needs and candidate preference.

How to apply:  Interested applicants should electronically submit an essay, not more than four pages, that discusses:

  1. Your passion for conservation, including a desire to be in the field/on the water
  2. Your passion for fly-fishing and the outdoors
  3. Your availability and desired location

Applications should be sent to internships@tu.org by Feb. 1 for consideration.

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