AmeriCorps Individual Placements
Each year Conservation Corps places individuals with conservation nonprofits and government agencies. These members serve full-time at a host site for their entire term of service. Activities are developed by project hosts and are unique to that position description and site. Individual placement corpsmembers serve from January through December.
Host sites, service activities and the quantity of positions vary from year to year. Current host sites include:
- Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
- Neighborhood Energy Connection
- University of Minnesota Extension
- University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships
- Iowa Department of Natural Resources
- Monarch Joint Venture
Areas of focus may include communications, education and outreach, capacity building, parks planning, GIS, volunteer management and event coordination.
Individual placement corpsmembers receive training from Conservation Corps in First Aid and CPR, leadership, communication and professionalism in the workplace. The host site, in coordination with Conservation Corps, provides the member with training opportunities specific to the needs of their position. These may come in the form of conferences, workshops and hands-on training in the field.
Corpsmembers receive a monthly living stipend and health insurance, and qualify for student loan forbearance. Upon completing the program year with 1,700 hours of service, members are eligible for an AmeriCorps post-service education award of $5,645, which can be used to pay for educational or qualified student loan expenses.
Now accepting applications for these Individual Placement positions:
Water Trails Specialist (Iowa DNR, Des Moines, IA)
Community Outreach Corpsmember (U of M Extension, Cloquet Forestry Center, Cloquet, MN)
Mapping and Outreach Corpsmember (International Water Institute, Fargo, ND)
Minnesota DNR Specialists (Minnesota DNR, Saint Paul, MN)
Questions regarding applications? Contact email@example.com.
If your organization is interested in hosting an AmeriCorps Individual Placement, please contact:
Brian Hubbard, Individual Placement Program Coordinator
Phone: 651-209-9900 x17
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