AMERICORPS OPPORTUNITIES (ages 18-25)

We are currently accepting applications for Field Crew Members/Leaders and Youth Outdoors Members/Leaders. Summer positions will open on December 18.

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Looking for a staff position? Visit our employment page for current staff openings.


Positions currently open:

Field Crew Members and Leaders-- Deadline December 31
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-- Deadline December 31
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 Crew Members and Leaders-- Deadline December 31
Youth Outdoors Members learn natural resources management skills and engage Twin Cities youth in after-school service projects and environmental education.

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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 summer season in December 2017.

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.

Field Specialists
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. 

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. 

Please contact recruit@conservationcorps.org if you have any questions!

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