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Individual Placements

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.

Mitigation and Minimizing Risk

We have implemented a variety of policies and protocols to reduce the risk to our participants and staff:

  • Field crew programming has been postponed through May 1st, 2020. Individual Placement programming is running on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration the placement’s ability to social distance and work remotely.
  • Hygiene: All current participants and staff are following hygiene and safety protocols provided by the CDC, WHO and other public health agencies. Offices and sites are being sanitized and cleaned as often as appropriate.
  • Remote Work Possibilities: Staff and eligible individual placements will be working remotely if possible. Social distancing is required of everyone, to the highest degree they are able to do so.
  • Evaluating Travel and Large Events: All non-essential travel and group events have been cancelled or postponed.
  • Self-Disclosure: Individuals joining the program or currently participating in the program will be requested to self-disclose any contact with individuals who are currently ill or may have been exposed to the illness. Participation or engagement in programming and/or activities may be delayed for individuals who have had recent contact. The well-being and privacy of such members is our number one priority.

At this time, our programming start dates after May 1st remain unaffected. While this may change, we encourage all interested applicants to apply for any open positions, and we thank you for your flexibility. We have always been a resilient organization and are dedicated to continuing to serve our communities and the environment into the future.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your program or recruitment staff.

As conditions change, Conservation Legacy policies will evolve—we will post further updates on our website and via social media. Please stay connected for the most up to date information.

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.

In Service,

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.

Open Positions

Position TitlePosition DescriptionLocationDatesApplication
Ancestral Lands – Riparian Monitoring Individual PlacementWork with the Save Our Bosque Task Force to conduct riparian monitoring and projects throughout the summer season.Socorro, NM5/4/2020 - 7/24/2020 OR 6/8/2020-8/28/2020Apply Now!
Bureau of Land Management Recreation Park Ranger Individual PlacementWork with the BLM's Recreation Program to manage the Guffey Gorge recreation area for the benefit of the public.Canon City, CO5/12/2020-10/30/2020Apply Now!
Position Closes 4/13/2020
Market Garden Grower High School InternshipWork with Montezuma School to Farm Project to engage students in sustainable agriculture, resource conservation, health, and economics through education experiences in outdoor garden classes, on field trips, and summer farm programs.Cortez, CO6/8/2020-7/27/2020Apply Now!
Ancestral Lands - USDA Forest Service Pot Creek Interpretive Crew LeadWork with the Heritage Resources Program to support the US Forest Service's mission to care for the land and serve the people.Penasco, NM5/18/20-8/21/20Apply Now!
Ancestral Lands - USDA Forest Service Pot Creek Interpretive Individual PlacementWork with the Heritage Resources Program to support the US Forest Service's mission to care for the land and serve the people.Penasco, NM6/1/20-8/21/20Apply Now!
Ancestral Lands - Cibola National Forest Heritage Program Individual PlacementWork with heritage and volunteer program staff on the Cibola National Forest to improve Heritage Volunteer Program capacity and reporting.Albuquerque, NM3/30/20-9/25/20Apply Now!
Natural Resource Technician Individual PlacementWork with the Bureau of Land Management's San Luis Valley Field Office Soil, Water, Riparian, and Wetland Program on various projects including inventory, monitoring, and assessment of natural resources.Monte Vista, CO4/6/2020-9/11/2020Apply Now!
Continental Divide Trail Coalition Field InstructorWork with the Continental Divide Trail Coalition's Field Programs Department to provide stewardship support and activities along the Continental Divide Trail. Golden, CO6/1/2020-11/27/2020Apply Now!
Position Closes 4/27/2020
Ancestral Lands - Glen Canyon Interpretation TechnicianWork with the Natural Park Service at Glen Canyon National Monument to preserve the natural and cultural resources and values of the park for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.Page, AZ03/30/2020-01/08/2021Apply Now!
Position Closes 2/24/2020
FC-FLIP Reforestation Individual PlacementJoin 2020's FLIP cohort working on public lands in the four corners area of Colorado! This position works with the USDA Forest Service and a team of forestry technicians to collect survival and stocking information in several tree plantations, clearcuts, and burned areas.Bayfield, CO5/25/2020-8/7/2020Apply Now!
Medicine Horse Therapy Garden High School InternshipJoin Southwest Conservation Corps' summer high school intern team by developing and maintaining healing and therapy gardens.Mancos, CO6/1/2020-8/28/2020Apply now!
Ancestral Lands - USDA Forest Service Jemez Recreation and Resources Crew MemberWork 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, NM6/8/2020-8/21/2020Apply Now!
Ancestral Lands - Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge Biological TechnicianWork with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge to help support the refuge's Biology Program.Albuquerque, NM5/11/2020 - 5/7/2021Apply Now!
FC-FLIP Visitor Information Specialist Individual PlacementJoin 2020's FLIP cohort working on public lands in the four corners area of Colorado! This position works with the USDA Forest Service and interacts with the public to disseminate information and provide a great experience to all visitors.Dolores, CO5/25/2020-8/7/2020Apply Now!
FC-FLIP Range Technician Individual PlacementJoin 2020's FLIP cohort working on public lands in the four corners area of Colorado! This position works with the USDA Forest Service on rangelands in SW Colorado with a focus on noxious weed management and general ecology.Bayfield, CO5/25/2020-8/7/2020Apply Now!
FC-FLIP Forestry Individual PlacementJoin 2020's FLIP cohort working on public lands in the four corners area of Colorado! Durango, CO5/25/2020-8/7/2020Apply Now!
Ancestral Lands - Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Individual PlacementWork 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, COSpring 2020Apply 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, SDSpring 2020Apply Here


Connect with resource managers to gain experience working with or for a federal agency.

FLIP - Federal Lands Internship Program

Recruiter contact

Clara Moulton, Individual Placements Program Manager