GEM Environmental is excited to welcome one of our new members to the team! Jack Ford is one of our Youth Conservation Interns working as a Maintenance Intern in cooperation with the BLM at the Phoenix District Office.
Jack is a hard-working guy who enjoys the outdoors. He grew up in Gilbert, Arizona but he spent a lot of time in the North due to his parents’ love of camping. Jack feels that conservation and STEM are important because we only have one earth and cannot just press the undo button. Welcome aboard Jack!
How did you hear about this service opportunity?
From B.L.M Youth coordinator Lawrence Harper
Please provide a brief description highlighting your work/area of focus.
After completing BLM Field School, which is a 16 week BLM certification course that works along side Phoenix College, my main area of focus has become STEM.
What do you plan to accomplish during your service term with GEM?
To extend my knowledge in the field of conservation.
What are your career goals?
My 5-year goal is to do seasonal fire and work as a seasonal park ranger.
Have you had any other internship or service opportunities before this?
Yes, BLM Field School was very similar to an internship, which benefited me greatly.
I am very excited and thankful for this opportunity.