We are currently accepting applications for Individual Placements and Field Specialists. Field Crew and Youth Outdoors positions will open mid-October.

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Positions currently open:

Individual Placements-- Deadline October 13
Individual Placement members serve in a single-placement setting with various government and nonprofit partners of the Corps. Past partners include the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the University of Minnesota Extension, the Monarch Joint Venture Initiative and the YMCA.

  • GIS Mapping Corpsmember: This member serves alongside U.S. Forest Service Chippewa national Forest natural resource professionals while learning hands-on skills in the work of planning and maintaining a transportation system for the purpose of natural resource management.
  • Community Outreach Corpsmember: This member assists the University of Minnesota Extension Regional Sustainable Development Partnership in the Natural Resources Focus Area to help communities develop climate resiliency strategies.
  • GIS Mapping and Outreach Corpsmember: This member is based at the International Water Institute and assists with GIS mapping projects, designs outreach materials, and helps with watershed education programs in the Red River of the North Basin.
  • Community and Energy Outreach Corpsmember: This member helps the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) meet recruitment goals for the Home Energy Squad Program (HES) and is responsible for increasing awareness of and participation in HES by conducting community-based marketing.
  • Agriculture and Water Outreach Corpsmember: This member serves alongside natural resource professionals with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture supporting the work of the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP), learning hands-on skills in assessing and managing soil and water resources. 
  • Minnesota DNR Specialists: Specialists will work in one of the following areas: Aquatic Invasive Species, Planning, Urban Outreach, Volunteer and Site Steward, Website & Social Media (2 positions), or Youth Outreach.
  • Exotic Plant Management Corpsmember: This member will be based at the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, but travel to up to 11 National Parks. Primary duties will support high park priority invasive plant management and vegetation restoration practices in Great Lakes Exotic Plant Management Team Network National Parks.

Field Specialists-- Deadline October 13
Field Specialist members provide training, education and leadership to corpsmembers, ensuring projects are done in an efficient, safe and consistent manner. The Specialist maintains equipment, conducts repairs, and assists with habitat restoration projects such as trail building, carpentry, wildland firefighting and prescribed burning. 

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Positions currently closed:

These positions are no longer accepting applications for the 2017 season, but will begin accepting applications for the 2018 season in September/October 2017.

Field Crew Members and Leaders
Field Crew Members and Leaders receive on-the-job training and put those skills into practice on natural resource projects across the Midwest. Locations across Minnesota & Iowa.

Youth Outdoors School and Community Forest Members and Leaders
Youth Outdoors School and Community Forest Members and Leaders learn natural resource management and forestry skills and complete work at School and Community Forest sites.

Youth Outdoors Members
Youth Outdoors Members learn natural resources management skills and engage Twin Cities youth in after-school service projects and environmental education.

Conservation Apprentices
Conservation Apprentices serve alongside natural resource professionals in a Minnesota Soil and Water Conservation District, learning hands-on skills in managing soil and water resources.

Conservation Interns
Conservation Interns serve with the USFWS or the USFS doing outreach, maintenance, biological systems or road monitoring projects.

Superior National Forest "Faces of Tomorrow" Crews
Superior National Forest "Faces of Tomorrow" Crew Members and Leaders receive intensive training and on-the-job experience as part of the Superior National Forest’s “Faces of Tomorrow” initiative, an effort to improve the diversity of their future workforce.

Summer Youth Corps Leaders
Summer Youth Corps Leaders live outdoors and lead youth in service projects that restore natural habitats and improve public access to outdoor recreation.

Restoring Relations Youth Corps Leaders
Restoring Relations Youth Corps Leaders engage youth of Native American Tribes and/or heritage in natural resource conservation work such as trail construction and maintenance, boardwalk building, planting, campsite development and invasive species removal.

I Can Paddle! and I Can Camp! Crew Members and Leader
I Can! Youth Outdoors Members and Leaders serve alongside the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources teaching families camping or canoe/kayak paddling skills and educating the public about local ecology and natural resources.

Wildlife Studies Team Members
Wildlife Studies Team Members participate in on-the-job training and put those skills into practice assisting northern long-eared bat and white-tailed deer monitoring projects in partnership with Iowa Department of Natural Resources. 

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