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Career Influencers

We provide support for mentoring your youth and young adults in developing a natural resource career.

We have developed the tools, trainings, and resources to assist you in guiding youth and young adults on their journey to the natural resource sector.

Download our job-seeker manual, “A How-To Guide for Pursuing a Career in Natural Resources” in both English and Spanish for free, any time.

This guide is the passport to entry-level natural resource career opportunities. In it, you will find in-depth information about:

  • How to navigate USA Jobs, the federal hiring portal.
  • How to find and apply for state and local government jobs.
  • Where to find jobs.
  • Where you can get a certificate or degree in Colorado in a natural resource field.
  • Case studies that show all the different pathways to a successful career.
  • In-depth overviews of common careers.
  • Opportunities beyond field-based and science-based careers.

Provide your email address to download the “A How-To Guide for Pursuing a Career in Natural Resources” in either English or Spanish.

Upcoming Events

Here you can find our upcoming events! We hold Train-the-Trainer sessions annually to provide Career Influencers with successful strategies to mentor young adults toward their first job.

We also host statewide summits to identify the next challenges to be addressed, share best practices, and chart the path forward for the Careers in Natural Resources Initiative.

July 1- August 15, 2021: Create a Profile on the new website, a sister site to, to connect to high school youth looking for Environmental Opportunities

Do you offer environmental or stewardship programs, clubs, volunteer opportunities, internships, seasonal, part-time, or full-time jobs for high school age youth? Are you looking to connect with and engage more youth from across the state? Are you interested in helping build pathways for youth to pursue green a career?

Then help showcase your organization and promote your opportunities for high school age youth on the forthcoming website!

For the past 20 months, the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education and Colorado Youth Corps Association have been working with a youth advisory council to develop this new website to raise awareness about environmental and green careers for high schoolers. A key part of the website is connecting youth to organizations and experiences across the state. We are building a map feature on the website that displays organizations across the state who engage high school age youth and we want to make sure your organization and the opportunities that you offer are included.

We are asking for 10 minutes of your time to complete an organizational profile, including which type of opportunities you have, which ages you serve, and more. The first 40 organizations to complete a profile will receive an optional thank you kit filled with a branded notebook, poster, pens, stickers, and postcards to help share information about the website with youth.

Complete your profile on this Google Form. Once your profile has been uploaded to the website you will have the chance to review and edit it as well as add a logo, photos and/or videos.

The website will launch to the public in late July so please complete your profile soon!

If you have any questions, please reach out to me at or 303-273-9527.

Careers in Natural Resources Trainings

With the help of our initiative partners statewide, CYCA and CAEE have designed a training program that orients job-seekers in a meaningful, tactile way to our guide.

Our direct trainings to job-seekers were so successful that we designed a “Train-the-Trainer” program to empower Career Influencers to facilitate them whenever they are needed.

Attendees to our “Train-the-Trainer” sessions receive lesson plans, printed copies of our job-seeker guide, access to digital resources, and assistance creating their Training Action Plan.

If you aren’t able to join us in person, be sure to check out this 1-hour webinar on Supporting Youth in Pursuing a Natural Resource Career.

One attendee of a “train-the-trainer” workshop stated, “I shared my copy of the guidebook with a student who was feeling overwhelmed and discouraged about her career change. She was much more exited and enthusiastic after reading through the book!”

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