TU Seeks Applicants for Jeremy Brooks Memorial Internship


If you know a young person who is interested in the outdoors, fishing and/or conservation as a possible career path, and you think they might want a really cool summer job where they will get their boots wet, have them learn more about the Jeremy Brooks Memorial Internship from Trout Unlimited here.   You/they can also check out an Instagram Live session with Walt Gasson and Ivan Valdez from The Reel Life in Santa Fe, N.M. (Jeremy’s former employer) today at 2 p.m., MT @troutunlimited 

The Jeremy Brooks Memorial Internship is awarded annually to an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a career in river conservation or related field.   It was established in 2019 in honor of Jeremy Brooks, a passionate fly angler and conservationist whose life was cut tragically short when he was killed in a plane crash en route to his dream job as a fly-fishing guide on the Ponoi River in Russia.  Jeremy graduated from Colorado College in 2018 with a degree in environmental science and a minor in philosophy.  The internship is made possible by funds generously donated through the Jeremy Brooks Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Who can apply:  Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, who display a passion for fly-fishing, a strong conservation ethic, and a desire to give back to their community.

What is provided:  A monthly stipend for a two to three-month summer internship with Trout Unlimited.  Recipients enrolled in an undergraduate degree program are awarded $1,000 per month, and those in a graduate degree program are awarded $1,500 per month.

Where is it based:  In a Trout Unlimited field office, the specific location to be determined based on field needs and candidate preference.

How to apply:  Interested applicants should electronically submit an essay, not more than four pages, that discusses:

  1. Your passion for conservation, including a desire to be in the field/on the water
  2. Your passion for fly-fishing and the outdoors
  3. Your availability and desired location

Applications should be sent to [email protected] by February 1st for consideration.


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