BLM, Minerals and Adventure - One GeoCorps Participant Shares Her Story

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Kirby Bean, BLM Certified Mineral Examiner showing Sarah Hill the boundaries of a mining claim
After several rounds of applications and interviews, Sarah Hill landed her GeoCorps position. Instead of a seemingly more exotic position in a National Park, Sarah opted for job based out of D.C., and found it was filled with as much adventure as she had hoped for! Read about her experiences working for the Bureau of Land Management's Division of Solid Minerals covering Mining Law Administration on Federal lands and Federal Coal programs. She found herself shadowing administrators at Congressional hearings, learning about mining tailings storage facilities, and traveling to Colorado to experience training for Certified Mineral Examiners. Learn more about her experience in the Geological Society of America's (GSA) Speaking of Geoscience Blog
Through its GeoCorps program, GSA is increasing the number of geoscientists conducting education, research, and resource management projects on America's public lands by offering paid, short-term positions. Geoscientists at all levels are invited to participate, and can submit applications for Spring and Summer appointments. Not sure what to expect - make sure to read Sarah's blog post!