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Field Specialist

Complete natural resource service projects as well as provide training, education, coordination and leadership to ensure a positive and safe experience for regional AmeriCorps members. Primary responsibilities include: fostering AmeriCorps member development through experiential learning, providing technical skills training, monitoring field safety and conducting equipment maintenance.

Application Deadline: December 13, 2023
Start Date: January 3, 2023
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Iowa, Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Iowa, Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Status: Open

Seasonal Field Crew Leader/Member

Receive on the job training to learn natural resources management skills and put those skills into practice completing habitat restoration projects throughout the Midwest.

Application Deadline: May 8, 2023
Start Date: May 18, 2023
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Iowa, Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Iowa, Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Status: Open

Field Crew Member

Receive on the job training to learn natural resources management skills and put those skills into practice completing habitat restoration projects throughout the Midwest.

Application Deadline: December 17, 2022
Start Date: February 6, 2023
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Iowa, Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Iowa, Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Status: Open

Individual Placement Member

Individual Placement positions (ages 18-25) are based at various locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Under the direct guidance of a project supervisor at a partner agency, the Corpsmember will assist with a variety of projects to expand the capacity and reach of the partner agency. Projects may focus on water quality, invasive species management, outdoor recreation, land use planning, communications, and/or volunteer outreach

Application Deadline: December 15, 2022
Start Date: January 17, 2023
Region(s): Minnesota, Wisconsin
Age Range(s): 18-25
Region(s): Minnesota, Wisconsin
Age Range(s): 18-25
Status: Open

Youth Outdoors AmeriCorps Member

Youth Outdoors AmeriCorps members grow personally and professionally during their service term while gaining hands-on conservation skills in the field and receiving youth development training. In the fall, AmeriCorps members supervise, motivate, direct, and coordinate youth (ages 15-18) in a rigorous program of work, education, and training during after-school and weekend hours.

Application Deadline: December 13, 2022
Start Date: January 23, 2023
Program: Youth Outdoors
Region(s): Central MN, Minnesota, Twin Cities
Age Range(s): 18-25
Program: Youth Outdoors
Region(s): Central MN, Minnesota, Twin Cities
Age Range(s): 18-25
Status: Open

Field Crew Leader

Lead crews in completing natural resource conservation projects such as exotic species management, herbicide application, stream bank stabilization and erosion control, timber stand improvement, prescribed burning, trail construction & maintenance, tree planting, basic carpentry, wild land fire suppression and emergency response in partnership with public land management agencies such as the DNR, USFWS, NPS, SWCDs, etc. Facilitatee training, education, coordination, and leadership to support a positive and safe experience for fellow AmeriCorps Crew Members.

Application Deadline: December 13, 2022
Start Date: January 23, 2023
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Iowa, Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Iowa, Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Status: Open

Stewardship Crew Leader/Member

Partner directly with Dakota County on natural resource and conservation projects such as hoop house plant propagation and habitat monitoring, including bison forage sampling, monarch monitoring, bombus surveys, and small mammal counts. Collaborate with Dakota County staff to lead volunteer events and engage the public in natural resource conservation activities, including seed collection, habitat monitoring, and other public events.

Application Deadline: December 13, 2022
Start Date: February 6, 2023
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Central MN, Twin Cities
Age Range(s): 18-25
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Central MN, Twin Cities
Age Range(s): 18-25
Status: Open

Parks and Trails Resource Field Specialist

Complete natural resource service projects as well as provide training, education, coordination and leadership for CCMI crews in completing resource management projects – such as invasive plant management and mapping, planting and protecting trees, reducing erosion on shorelines and conducting prescribed burns within the Parks and Trails Resource Management Program in the MN Department of Natural Resources.

Application Deadline: December 13, 2022
Start Date: January 3, 2023
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Northern MN
Age Range(s): 18-25
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Northern MN
Age Range(s): 18-25
Status: Open

Veterans Corps Field Crew Leader/Member

Veterans Corps Field Crews serve outdoors restoring habitat, managing natural resources, and responding to natural disasters or community needs. In addition to these tasks, members will work with Veterans Corps program staff to attend sessions on transitioning to civilian life and connecting to veteran services and resources.

Application Deadline: December 13, 2022
Start Date: January 23, 2023
Program: Veterans Corps
Region(s): Southern MN
Age Range(s): 18-35
Program: Veterans Corps
Region(s): Southern MN
Age Range(s): 18-35
Status: Open

Fellow

If you’re a college student with at least two years left in your program and are interested in exploring environmental or natural resource careers, apply to the Increasing Diversity in Environmental Careers (IDEC) program! The IDEC program provides a unique college-to-career pathway for underrepresented STEM college students — specifically, women, racial and ethnic minorities, or individuals with disabilities who want to pursue a career in environmental and natural resources fields.

Application Deadline: November 13, 2022
Start Date: January 23, 2023
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): Current College Students
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): Current College Students
Status: Closed

Youth Outdoors Field Specialist

Complete natural resource service projects as well as provide training, education, coordination and leadership to ensure a positive and safe experience for regional AmeriCorps members. Primary responsibilities include: fostering AmeriCorps member development through experiential learning, providing technical skills training, monitoring field safety and conducting equipment maintenance.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2022
Start Date: January 3, 2023
Program: Youth Outdoors
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Program: Youth Outdoors
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Status: Closed

Youth Outdoors Crew Member (Fall)

Earn a paycheck while learning about the natural environment through conservation and community improvement projects! Youth crew members (ages 15-18) participate in a rigorous program of work, education and training and complete environmental restoration projects within the Twin Cities area. Crew member participate in tool training and receive ongoing education as well as completing projects such as brush hauling, rain garden installation, invasive plant removal, seed collection, energy conservation activities, wildlife habitat construction and maintenance, prairie restoration and leading volunteers.

Application Deadline: September 16, 2022
Start Date: September 22, 2022
Program: Youth Outdoors
Region(s): Minnesota, Twin Cities
Age Range(s): 15-18
Program: Youth Outdoors
Region(s): Minnesota, Twin Cities
Age Range(s): 15-18
Status: Closed

Seasonal Individual Placement Member

Serve alongside a natural resource professional in a Minnesota Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) , learning hands-on skills in managing soil and water resources. Projects may include assisting with groundwater monitoring programs, wetland and watercourse inventories and assessments, field surveys and educational programs.

Application Deadline: June 17, 2022
Start Date: July 1, 2022
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Status: Closed

Summer Youth Corps Youth Crew Member

Summer Youth Corps Youth Crew members will participate in a rigorous program of work, education and training and will complete environmental restoration projects. Projects may include trail construction and maintenance, foot bridge building, landscaping, campsite development and invasive plant removal.

Application Deadline: June 10, 2022
Start Date: June 19, 2022
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): 15-18
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): 15-18
Status: Closed

Iowa Monarch Crew Member/Leader

Receive on the job training to learn natural resources management skills and put those skills into practice studying monarch butterfly breeding habitat. Habitat projects may include but are not limited to pollinator counts, milkweed stem counts, and maintaining and organizing field data.

Application Deadline: May 18, 2022
Start Date: May 23, 2022
Region(s): Iowa
Age Range(s): 18-25
Region(s): Iowa
Age Range(s): 18-25
Status: Closed

Outdoor Recreation Instructor

Outdoor Recreation Instructors will provide basic camping instruction, paddling instructor and environmental education for the I Can Paddle! and I Can Camp! programs. I Can Paddle! and I Can Camp! are part of several I Can! programs, sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). I Can! programs introduce Minnesota families to a variety of outdoor activities including camping, fishing, paddling and rock climbing.

Application Deadline: May 13, 2022
Start Date: May 16, 2022
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Status: Closed

Summer Youth Corps ASL Crew Leader

Summer Youth Corps American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter/Crew Leaders motivate, direct and coordinate an American Sign Language (ASL) crew of young people in a rigorous program of work, education and training. The Interpreter/Crew Leader will be responsible for maintaining consistent discipline and fostering positive crew morale by utilizing teamwork among youth participants to complete natural resource projects. While serving alongside another AmeriCorps member, the crew leader will provide collaborative leadership for the crew, ensure safety procedures are followed and serve as the liaison with project partners.

Application Deadline: May 8, 2022
Start Date: May 23, 2022
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Status: Closed

Summer Youth Corps Leader

Summer Youth Corps Crew Leaders will motivate, direct and coordinate a crew of young people in a rigorous program of work, education and training. Crew Leaders will be responsible for maintaining consistent discipline and fostering positive crew morale by utilizing teamwork among youth participants completing natural resource projects. While serving alongside another AmeriCorps member, the crew leader will provide collaborative leadership for the crew, ensure safety procedures are followed and serve as the liaison with project partners.

Application Deadline: May 8, 2022
Start Date: June 1, 2022
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Status: Closed

Youth Outdoors Youth Crew Member (Spring)

Youth crew members will participate in a rigorous program of work, education and training and complete environmental restoration projects within the Twin Cities area. Crew member participate in tool training and receive ongoing education as well as completing projects such as brush hauling, rain garden installation, invasive plant removal, seed collection, energy conservation activities, wildlife habitat construction and maintenance, prairie restoration and leading volunteers.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2022
Start Date: April 7, 2022
Program: Youth Outdoors
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): 15-18
Program: Youth Outdoors
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): 15-18

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