AmeriCorps Soil and Water Corpsmembers
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.
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.
Applications for 2019 Water and Soil Corpsmember positions are currently open. Please visit our application page for a list of our available positions and apply today!
Get a glimpse into the experience:
Read about Eimy, who served in Carlton County.
Soil and Water Corpsmember locations will be announced winter 2019.
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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.