Individual Placement (IP) members serve in a single placement setting at nonprofits, local government agencies, or higher education institutions. Service projects focus on natural resource management, climate change resiliency, and community outreach and education.
The Individual Placement program provides a unique full-year service experience where Corpsmembers support a variety of projects to expand the capacity and reach of a partnering host site while receiving specialized skills-training unique to the position or agency. Host sites, service activities, and the quantity of positions vary from year to year and are based throughout Minnesota and surrounding states.
During the summer, the Individual Placement program offers three-month Soil and Water Corpsmember positions where members serve alongside a natural resource professional at a Minnesota Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). These seasonal AmeriCorps positions offer valuable experience in soil and water conservation and landowner and community engagement.
Serving with our Individual Placement program is a full-time AmeriCorps experience that requires a full-year or three-month commitment.
AmeriCorps is a national service program that addresses challenges in our communities through the dedicated service of its members. AmeriCorps serve directly with nonprofit organizations (like Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa) to tackle our nation’s most pressing challenges. Members join to give back to their communities while gaining a foundation of marketable skills for natural resource careers. All young adults who join our Individual Placement program are enrolled as AmeriCorps members, volunteering to serve their community through environmental stewardship.