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Half-term (May-October/December) Positions
Summer (May-August) Positions

Current openings:


Youth Outdoors Member: Open until filled
Youth Outdoors Members engage Twin Cities youth in after-school service projects and environmental education. Option available for summer (May-August) term.

Field Crew Member: Deadline May 9
Field Crew Members receive on-the-job training and put those skills into practice on natural resource projects across the Midwest.

Bat Monitoring Crew Member: Deadline April 29
Bat Monitoring Crew Members will capture, radio-tag and telemetry-monitor Northern Long-eared bats in partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Iowa State University.

Field Specialist: Deadline May 13
Based in Grand Rapids, Minn., the Field Specialist provides training, education and leadership to corpsmembers, ensuring projects are done in an efficient, safe and consistent manner.


Summer Field Crew Member: Deadline May 9
Based in Brainerd, Minn., these Field Crew Members work May-August learning natural resource management skills and putting those skills into practice across the upper Midwest.

Summer Youth Outdoors Member: Deadline May 9
Summer Youth Outdoors Members engage Twin Cities' youth in environmental education and receive on-the-job training to learn natural resources management skills.


Positions currently closed:

These positions are closed for the 2016 season, but will reopen for 2017 terms of service in late 2016 or early 2017. Please contact if you have any questions!


Individual Placements
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.

Home Energy Squad Members
Home Energy Squad Members serve with the Neighborhood Energy Connection (NEC) to identify simple opportunities to improve neighborhood energy efficiency.

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

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.

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.

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