Summer Watershed Intern

The Office of Surface Mining (OSM) Watershed Intern Program provides funds to assist watershed groups by providing funds for the watershed organizations to hire interns to work on specific watershed projects.

The project must clearly enhance the sustainability of the watershed organizations and
must contribute directly to the remediation of acid mine drainage.

The AmeriCorps*VISTA generally concentrates on fighting poverty and building capacity.

OSM's primary goal is to fight acid mine drainage (AMD) in the watersheds of the Appalachia.

The combined efforts of OSM and AmeriCorps*VISTA is to bring environmental and economic improvement in the Appalachia region by targeting problems associated with pre-regulatory coal mining in the Appalachia watersheds affected by AMD.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

In 1999, ten college students pioneered the program, completing projects dealing with various aspects of cleaning up acid mine drainage.

Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

Office - See Catalog Appendix IV for addresses.
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