COVID-19 Update: Dear Applicants and Potential Participants,
Our crews and individual placements have always been the foundation and driving force of this organization. The safety of our participants has always been our utmost priority. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 situation, we have activated an Incident Response Team and are working around the clock to monitor and manage the effects of the outbreak. Conservation Legacy and its programs are strictly following guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and local public health agencies. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your program or recruitment staff.
We urge everyone to follow CDC and WHO protocols to limit the spread of the virus. We hope that you and your families are well.
Conservation Legacy and Program Staff
Individual Placements (Internship) Program
Southwest Conservation Corps' Internship Program pairs college students, recent graduates, and young adults with resource managers and places them within federal agencies. The resource managers serve a mentor role, creating accessible learning opportunities and experiences throughout the intern's term.
Internships run anywhere from 8 to 43 weeks in duration at locations throughout Colorado and New Mexico. Each internship offers a unique opportunity for immersive training, career development, and positive impact--for both the intern, and the communities they serve. Upon successful completion of their term, interns participating as Americorps Members receive an education award totaling $1,200 - $5,800.
|Position Title||Position Description||Location||Dates||Application|
|Ancestral Lands - Pipestone National Monument Individual Placement||Work with the National Park Service to provide leadership to Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) enrollees, assist with natural resource projects, and develop future programs for YCC members.||Pipestone, MN||7/6/2020 - 12/11/2020||Apply Now!|
|USDA Forest Service Trails Individual Placement||Join the Southwest Conservation Corps’ summer intern team by completing trail maintenance for the US Forest Service! ||Montrose, CO||7/6/2020 - 9/11/2020||Apply Now!|
|BLM Non-Renewable Resources Individual Placement||Work with the BLM's Royal Gorge Field Office on projects ranging from wind farms, solar arrays, pipelines for water, oil and gas, and other energy infrastructure.||Canon City, CO||6/8/2020 - 11/13/2020||Apply Now!|
|BLM Oil & Gas Records Individual Placement||Work with the BLM's Royal Gorge Field Office's Fluid Minerals program to assist with and oversee federal oil and gas activities.||Canon City, CO||6/8/2020 - 11/13/2020||Apply Now!|
|Ancestral Lands – Riparian Monitoring Individual Placement||Work with the Save Our Bosque Task Force to conduct riparian monitoring and projects throughout the summer season.||Socorro, NM||6/8/2020-9/25/2020||Apply Now!|
|Bureau of Land Management Recreation Park Ranger Individual Placement||Work with the BLM's Recreation Program to manage the Guffey Gorge recreation area for the benefit of the public.||Canon City, CO||6/8/2020-11/27/2020||Apply Now!|
|Ancestral Lands - Cibola National Forest Heritage Program Individual Placement||Work with heritage and volunteer program staff on the Cibola National Forest to improve Heritage Volunteer Program capacity and reporting.||Albuquerque, NM||4/27/20-10/16/20||Apply Now!|
|Ancestral Lands - USDA Forest Service Jemez Recreation and Resources Crew Member||Work with USDA Forest Service staff as a Recreation and Resources Crew Member to promote and protect natural and cultural resources in the Jemez National Recreation Area.||Jemez Springs, NM||6/8/2020-8/21/2020||Apply Now!|
|Ancestral Lands - Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge Biological Technician||Work with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge to help support the refuge's Biology Program.||Albuquerque, NM||6/15/2020 - 6/11/2021||Apply Now!|
|Ancestral Lands - Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Individual Placement||Work with Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum staff on projects related to education, curation, and archaeology. Create educational opportunities for local students and visitors, gain valuable experience working with archaeological collections, and join archaeologists during site visits throughout the monument.||Dolores, CO||7/6/2020||Apply Here|
|Ancestral Lands - Fort Pierre National Grassland Resource Assistant||Help the Fort Pierre Ranger District with land management of the 116,000 acre Fort Pierre National Grassland. Create a coloring book that highlights ecology and Lakota values while also working on habitat improvement projects for pronghorns, pollinators,and other grassland species.||Ft. Pierre, SD||Spring 2020||Apply Here|
BOOTS ON THE GROUND
"National Service means a great deal to me (my grandfather serving in the Navy and my brother working as a police officer). I see it as a way to contribute to this great nation, protect it, and possibly change it for the better. I know my work preserves past cultures of people who once occupied this great land."
BOOTS ON THE GROUND
"This rewarding work has exposed me to the 1.8 million acres of public land managed by the Farmington Field Office. It has created a feeling of importance and pride in what I am doing for the American people on public lands. My time has been filled with amazing opportunities in building my professional experience."
BOOTS ON THE GROUND
"As a GIS specialist intern, I get to create material that acts as an introduction to the areas that I care about."
BOOTS ON THE GROUND
"National Service, to me, is working for the better good of the community and ultimately the nation. Working with Southwest Conservation Corps has been hands down the best experience I've had in awhile."
Clara Moulton, Individual Placements Program Manager