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Approximately 260 forestry related jobs will be available for
Nova Scotia students this summer, Natural Resources Minister
Eleanor Norrie said today as she announced details of the Student
Internship Employment Program.

"Under the resource enhancement fund, the province is providing a
budget of $700,000 for this program," said Mrs. Norrie, "It will
provide 10 weeks of work for 260 high school and university
students from mid-June until late August."

Under the program, high school and post-secondary students, who
are Nova Scotia residents and are 16 years of age or older, are
eligible for the jobs.

Applications are available at Department of Natural Resources'
offices across the province and at Canada Employment Centres.
Deadline for receipt of applications is May 24.

Students employed under the program will assist department staff
in a variety of projects such as forest renewal, wildlife
research, forest protection, boundary line clearing and
maintenance, and other forestry related activities.

"As well as providing summer jobs for 260 students, it gives them
some work experience and serves as a good introduction to
possible careers in forestry or related fields," Mrs. Norrie

In addition to the student internship jobs, Mrs. Norrie said the
Economic Renewal Agency has, again this year, provided $300,000
to help offset the cost of 130 seasonal jobs in provincial parks
operated by the Department of Natural Resources.


Contact: Blain Henshaw  902-424-5252

trp                      May 01, 1996 - 4:15 p.m.