AmeriCorps Conservation Apprentice Academy

 2014 Freeborn County Apprentice Dan Wermager uses a GPS unit at a conservation restoration project.  

2014 Freeborn County Apprentice Dan Wermager uses a GPS unit at a conservation restoration project.  

Spend your summer serving alongside a natural resource professional in a Minnesota Soil and Water Conservation District. Learn hands-on skills in managing soil and water resources while earning a stipend and making progress to receiving an AmeriCorps education award.  

Gain valuable experience in . . .

  • Soil and water conservation skills: water-quality monitoring, assessments, field surveys, best practices in land and water management.
  • Landowner and community engagement: assist landowners with developing soil and water management plans; lead educational activities on water resources.
  • Personal development: First Aid/CPR training, communication, teamwork, safety and risk management.
  Catilin Daudt Memorial.  Read about the  memorial for Catilin Daudt , 2014 apprentice at Crow Wing County SWCD.

Catilin Daudt Memorial.
Read about the memorial for Catilin Daudt, 2014 apprentice at Crow Wing County SWCD.

AmeriCorps members receive . . .
A living stipend twice per month, health insurance, student loan forbearance during the member’s term, a post-service AmeriCorps education award, protective equipment and a uniform. Up to 15-20% of the service term is dedicated to technical and personal-skill training.

Want to learn more? Read about Neva, who landed a job in a SWCD after her apprenticeship, or check out these other sample positions. You can also follow Conservation Corps on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

Applications for 2018 Conservation Apprentice positions are currently open. Please visit our application page for a list of our available positions and apply today!

2018 Conservation Apprentice Academy Locations

Apprentices are stationed at one of the below SWCDs. Please refer to this map when choosing your region preference.

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The Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund has appropriated funds, as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR), to train and mentor future conservation professionals by providing apprenticeship service opportunities to Soil and Water Conservation Districts. Up to 30 corpsmembers (apprentices) are eligible to be placed in Soil and Water Conservation Districts and Technical Service Areas throughout the state.

 

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