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Alumni Resources


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Education Award Info:

My AmeriCorps Portal: This is the website you will need to use to access your award—you will need to make an account. If you have any trouble creating your account, call the AmeriCorps hotline at 1-800-942-2677. SECC does not play any role in setting up or processing your award.

How To Use Your Education Award: Advice from AmeriCorps Alums on how to get the most out of your award

Tips on Using Your Award: Specific examples of how different alumni have used their award

Schools that match AmeriCorps Education Awards

Title IV School List: In most cases, your education award will only be accepted by Title IV institutions, which means that the school accepts federal financial aid. There are a few organizations that are not Title IV but do accept the award. 

Non-Traditional Ways to use your Education Award: Don’t have any student loans? Don’t want to go to college? There are many opportunities to use your Education Award that might not be listed here. Talk to SCC staff to learn more! If you are a US Military Veteran, you can also check out this version to see how your award can be differently than your GI Bill.

Career Resources

CSUs Resume, CV, & Cover Letter Guide: Options to see examples by academic discipline, including natural resources and natural sciences

CSU's Interview GuideGreat information on how to interview successfully

Career Webinars: Select from a variety of webinars through AmeriCorps Alums about career paths, graduate school and resume help. Past webinars are often posted.

Federal Jobs Resume Guide: A great resource that helps with federal resumes


CSU's Tips on Networking & Social Media

LinkedInLinkedIn is a form of social media more focused on professional networking. If you don’t have a LinkedIn account, consider making one. There are tons of Conservation Legacy and SCC alumni you can connect with on LinkedIn, take advantage of it!

AmeriCorps AlumsEmployers specifically look for AmeriCorps alumni to fill open positions and will post openings on this site! There are also monthly meet-ups and service events in most major cities.


Conservation Corps Jobs: A list of current jobs with conservation corps across the country

National Wildlife Federation: Search for jobs, internships, fellowships and volunteer opportunities. Internship opportunities are nationwide and in the areas of conservation, education, fundraising, communications, legal work and publications.

Texas A&M Job Board: A great resource for field work, wildlife jobs and internships

Grassroots Job Source: Nationwide internships and job opportunities in education, conservation, agriculture, sustainability, etc.

Backdoor Jobs: Short-term paid and non paid adventures in a variety of areas, including environmental and outdoor jobs in the US and abroad.

Coolworks: Jobs in great places!

OutdoorEd.comProvides resources and job listings for outdoor and experiential education professionals

Cyber-Sierra’s Natural ResourcesLinks from this site provide access to postings to jobs and internships in categories including GIS, Environment, Forestry, Natural Resources, Watershed, and Wildlife

Resort JobsFeatures worldwide resort jobs with ski and snowboard resorts, camps, national parks, cruise ships, restaurants and hotels

USA Jobs: Federal job search engine. Applying for federal jobs is unique—please look at the USA Jobs tips guide before creating a profile! The Navigating USA Jobs Video is a helpful to navigate USA Jobs.