Hikers in Glacier National Park

Hikers walk along the Highline Trail in Glacier National Park.

ROB CHANEY/Missoulian

WEST GLACIER – The pay isn’t great, but the view is spectacular and the job will look good on a resume, whether you’re applying for another position or to a college.

Applications from local teenagers are now being accepted for the Glacier Youth Corps program, two four-week sessions this summer in which students ages 15 to 17 will work in Glacier National Park.

They’ll do fencing, trail maintenance, habitat restoration and re-vegetation while living and learning in the park, according to Glacier spokeswoman Denise Germann.

“This is a fun opportunity to spend time outdoors, in a spectacular setting, while making a contribution to Glacier National Park,” Glacier superintendent Jeff Mow said.

The two sessions run from June 15 to July 11, and July 20 to Aug. 15. Participants will spend the first weekend at their home, but will camp for the remainder of each session. They’ll receive a $200 service award from the Montana Conservation Corps for each four-week session.

The conservation corps, Glacier National Park Conservancy, National Park Foundation and National Park Service partner to run the Glacier Youth Corps. It is supported by an investment of $55,000 from the conservancy and a matching grant from the National Park Foundation.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled, so students are encouraged to apply early, Germann said. Applications are being accepted online at mtcorps.org. For more information, call Meredith Whitney at 755-8089.

Reporter Vince Devlin can be reached at 1-800-366-7186 or by email at vdevlin@missoulian.com.

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