Increasing Diversity in Environmental Careers
The Increasing Diversity in Environmental Careers (IDEC) program provides a unique college-to-careers pathway for underrepresented STEM college students, which reduces barriers to successfully completing a STEM degree and preparing participants for post-graduation employment.
This program is specifically for individuals who self-identify as women, Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC), and/or individuals with a disability, who want to pursue a career in environmental and natural resources fields. Students receive a fellowship, mentorship, and paid internship during their academic journey.
The Increasing Diversity in Environmental Careers (IDEC) program is a strategic partnership between Conservation Corps Minnesota and Iowa (CCMI), the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), and the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (MBWSR).