Who should apply?
The Apprentice Program is for motivated college graduates seeking experience in the classroom, residential education, and wilderness. Students may choose to pursue graduate credit for their participation in the Apprentice Program.
Please contact Avery Kernan, Dean of the Apprentice Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-486-8200 x 108 with questions or to learn more about the program
Watch a recording of our most recent webinar to learn more about the HMI Apprentice Program and hear from recent Apprentice Alumni.
Click here to access the Apprentice Program online application.
Applications for both Fall 2022 & Spring 2023 are due on:
March 15th, 2022
Applicants will be given an update or an invitation to interview shortly after the deadline.
(Our Fall ’21 and Spring ’22 semesters are fully enrolled. At this time we are accepting late applications only to our waitlist. For more information about this option, please contact Avery Kernan)
A complete online application includes the following:
- General information form
- Application with short answer questions
- List of 2 references & 1 reference form
- Please ask one of your references to fill out this recommendation form on your behalf.
Note: you are able to begin your application and return to it at any point until you are ready to submit
Accepted apprentices must provide proof of health insurance, current CPR, and Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification by the time the program begins.
Fall Semester: August 5, 2022 – December 19, 2022
Spring Semester: January 8, 2023 – May 28, 2023
- $4,500 stipend
- Room & board, all class materials, and wilderness gear rental included
- Graduate credit available
- Insurance benefits not included
*Note this is a recent change from being a tuition-based program.
HMI admits students and employs faculty and staff of any gender, race, color, religion, disability-status, sexual preference, national and ethnic origin, and accords them all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students, faculty and staff of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, sexual preference, national and ethnic origin or disability status in administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, and other school administered programs.