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Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa offers a wide variety of positions for youth and young adults from diverse backgrounds who are interested in connecting with nature, engaging in environmental stewardship, and giving back to their community.

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Youth Outdoors Crew Member

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.

Application Deadline: September 14, 2024
Start Date: October 1, 2024
Program: Youth Outdoors
Region(s): Twin Cities
Age Range(s): 15-18 (Youth)
Program: Youth Outdoors
Region(s): Twin Cities
Age Range(s): 15-18 (Youth)
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: April 22, 2024
Start Date: May 20, 2024 (Crew Leader), May 28, 2024 (Crew Member)
Region(s): Iowa
Age Range(s): 18-35
Region(s): Iowa
Age Range(s): 18-35
Status: Closed

Outdoor Skills Instructor

Outdoor Skills Instructors provide basic camping instruction, paddling instruction, 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 biking.

Application Deadline: April 22, 2024
Start Date: May 20, 2024
Region(s): Minnesota, Twin Cities
Age Range(s): 18-35
Region(s): Minnesota, Twin Cities
Age Range(s): 18-35
Status: Closed

IDEC Fellow

The Increasing Diversity in Environmental Careers (IDEC) program provides a multi-year, paid learning opportunity for underrepresented STEM college students – individuals who identity as woman, Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC), and/or disabled. If you are interested in professional development opportunities, 1-on-1 mentorship, and multiple summer internships, consider applying the IDEC program!

Application Deadline: June 10, 2024
Start Date: August 23, 2024
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): Current College Students
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): Current College Students
Status: Closed

Intertribal Land Corps Leader/Member

The Intertribal Land Corps Crew will complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects in partnership with the National Park Service. As an affinity-based crew, priority will be given to members of affiliated tribes or individuals who self-identify as Indigenous and want to gain experience in natural resource management.

Application Deadline: May 9, 2024
Start Date: May 20, 2024 (Crew Leader), May 28, 2024 (Crew Member)
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Minnesota, Southern MN
Age Range(s): 18-30
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Minnesota, Southern MN
Age Range(s): 18-30
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: May 1, 2024
Start Date: July 6, 2024
Region(s): Minnesota, Northern MN
Age Range(s): 15-18 (Youth)
Region(s): Minnesota, Northern MN
Age Range(s): 15-18 (Youth)
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 3, 2024
Start Date: May 28, 2024
Region(s): Minnesota, Northern MN
Age Range(s): 19-35 (AmeriCorps)
Region(s): Minnesota, Northern MN
Age Range(s): 19-35 (AmeriCorps)
Status: Closed

Seasonal Individual Placement Member

Individual Placement members serve in a single placement setting at nonprofits, local government agencies, or higher education institutions. The four open seasonal positions include:

  • Invasive Plant Management Specialist (St. Croix Falls, WI)
  • Drill Core Library Inventory and Curation Specialist (Hibbing, MN)
  • Archaeology & Heritage Program Specialist (Cass Lake, MN)
  • Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist (St. Paul, MN)
Application Deadline: April 22, 2024
Start Date: May 28, 2024
Region(s): Minnesota, Northern MN, Twin Cities, Wisconsin
Age Range(s): 18-35
Region(s): Minnesota, Northern MN, Twin Cities, Wisconsin
Age Range(s): 18-35
Status: Closed

Seasonal Field Crew Member/Leader

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: April 22, 2024
Start Date: May 20, 2024 (Crew Leader), May 28, 2024 (Crew Member)
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Central MN, Iowa, Minnesota, Northern MN, Southern MN, Twin Cities
Age Range(s): 18-35
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Central MN, Iowa, Minnesota, Northern MN, Southern MN, Twin Cities
Age Range(s): 18-35
Status: Closed

Clean Water Corpsmembers

Serve alongside natural resource professionals 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: April 22, 2024
Start Date: May 28, 2024
Region(s): Central MN, Minnesota, Northern MN, Southern MN
Age Range(s): 18-35
Region(s): Central MN, Minnesota, Northern MN, Southern MN
Age Range(s): 18-35
Status: Closed

Summer Youth Corps Crew 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: April 15, 2024
Start Date: May 28, 2024
Region(s): Minnesota, Northern MN
Age Range(s): 19-35 (AmeriCorps)
Region(s): Minnesota, Northern MN
Age Range(s): 19-35 (AmeriCorps)
Status: Closed

Seasonal Outdoor Education Member/Leader

Outdoor Education AmeriCorps members grow personally and professionally during this hybrid program while gaining hands-on conservation skills in the field and receiving youth development training. The first part of the term is focused on natural resource and restoration projects while the second part of the year will be spent leading crews of Twin Cities youth participating in our Youth Outdoors program in environmental education, community service, and conservation projects after school and on Saturdays.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2024
Start Date: May 28, 2024
Program: Youth Outdoors
Region(s): Central MN, Minnesota, Twin Cities
Age Range(s): 19-25 (AmeriCorps)
Program: Youth Outdoors
Region(s): Central MN, Minnesota, Twin Cities
Age Range(s): 19-25 (AmeriCorps)
Status: Closed

Seasonal Veterans Corps Field Crew Member/Leader

Veterans Corps AmeriCorps members participate in non-military national service together on public lands completing conservation projects and learning skills to leverage their military experience for civilian careers.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2024
Start Date: May 20, 2024 (Crew Leader), May 28, 2024 (Crew Member)
Program: Veterans Corps
Region(s): Central MN, Minnesota, Northern MN, Southern MN, Twin Cities
Age Range(s): 18-35
Program: Veterans Corps
Region(s): Central MN, Minnesota, Northern MN, Southern MN, Twin Cities
Age Range(s): 18-35
Status: Closed

Field Crew Member/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 18, 2023
Start Date: January 22, 2024
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Central MN, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Northern MN, Southern MN, Twin Cities
Age Range(s): 18-35
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Central MN, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Northern MN, Southern MN, Twin Cities
Age Range(s): 18-35
Status: Closed

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 18, 2023
Start Date: January 22, 2024
Program: Veterans Corps
Region(s): Central MN, Southern MN, Twin Cities
Age Range(s): 18-35
Program: Veterans Corps
Region(s): Central MN, Southern MN, Twin Cities
Age Range(s): 18-35
Status: Closed

Outdoor Education Crew Member/Leader

Outdoor Education Crew Members and Leaders operate a hybrid program with the first part of the year focused on natural resource and restoration projects in and around the Twin Cities metro area with other young adults. The second part of the year will be spent leading crews of Twin Cities’ youth participating in our Youth Outdoors program in environmental education, community service, and conservation projects after school and on Saturdays.

Application Deadline: December 18, 2023
Start Date: January 22, 2024
Program: Youth Outdoors
Region(s): Central MN, Minnesota, Twin Cities
Age Range(s): 19-25 (AmeriCorps)
Program: Youth Outdoors
Region(s): Central MN, Minnesota, Twin Cities
Age Range(s): 19-25 (AmeriCorps)
Status: Closed

MN Energy Climate Corps Fellow

Climate Fellows take part in industry-level training while completing energy conservation projects in public buildings, gaining experience needed to be successful in a clean energy career. This is a community-based program with priority given to individuals residing in North Minneapolis. Individuals who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC), women and/or individuals with a disability who want to pursue a career in renewable energy/sustainability are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: January 1, 2024
Start Date: January 22, 2024
Region(s): Twin Cities
Age Range(s): 18-35
Region(s): Twin Cities
Age Range(s): 18-35
Status: Closed

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 11, 2023
Start Date: January 22, 2024
Region(s): Minnesota, Wisconsin
Age Range(s): 18-35
Region(s): Minnesota, Wisconsin
Age Range(s): 18-35
Status: Closed

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: November 9, 2023
Start Date: January 4, 2024
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Northern MN, Southern MN, Twin Cities
Age Range(s): 18-35
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Northern MN, Southern MN, Twin Cities
Age Range(s): 18-35
Status: Closed

Fall 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: August 11, 2023
Start Date: September 1, 2023
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Iowa, Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-35
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Iowa, Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-35
Status: Closed

Maajii-akii-Gikenjigewin Field Crew Member

 The Maajii-akii-gikenjigewin (Starting out in Earth Conservation) crew or the FDL Indigenous Conservation Corps (ICC) Crew completes challenging and impactful conservation and service projects throughout the Fond du Lac Reservation and within the 1837, 1842, and 1854 ceded territories. The FDL ICC crew will work with current FDL Resource Management professionals to gain valuable experience and skills, to prepare for future careers in the natural resources field.

Application Deadline: Closed
Start Date: May 22, 2023
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Northern MN
Age Range(s): Varies (See qualifications)
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Northern MN
Age Range(s): Varies (See qualifications)
Status: Closed

Maajii-akii-Gikenjigewin Field Crew Leader

 The Maajii-akii-gikenjigewin (Starting out in Earth Conservation) crew or the FDL Indigenous Conservation Corps (ICC) Crew completes challenging and impactful conservation and service projects throughout the Fond du Lac Reservation and within the 1837, 1842, and 1854 ceded territories. The FDL ICC crew will work with current FDL Resource Management professionals to gain valuable experience and skills, to prepare for future careers in the natural resources field.

Application Deadline: Closed
Start Date: March 13, 2023
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Northern MN
Age Range(s): Varies (See qualifications)
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Northern MN
Age Range(s): Varies (See qualifications)

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