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Individual Placements

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
FC-FLIP Range Technician InternshipWork with technicians and professionals from the Columbine Ranger District on projects related to range management that center on range, weed, and general ecology of the Columbine.Bayfield, CO5/27/19-8/9/19Apply Now!
FC-FLIP Visitor Information Specialist InternshipAssist with the daily operations of the Dolores Ranger District's Recreation Program.Dolores, CO5/27/19-8/9/19Apply Now!
FC-FLIP Environmental Studies InternshipConnect communities and create resilient landscapes with the San Juan National Forest by assisting with forest product marketing, researching at Chimney Rock, and conducting trail program research. Pagosa Springs, CO5/27/19-8/9/19Apply Now!
FC-FLIP Reforestation InternshipAssist a team of forestry technicians collecting survival and stocking information in several tree plantations, clearcuts, and burned areas.Bayfield, CO5/27/19-8/9/19Apply Now!
FC-FLIP Environmental Science and Education InternshipWork alongside Mountain Studies Institute to complete a variety of field-based monitoring projects and environmental education programming.Durango, CO5/27/19-8/9/19Apply Now!
FC-FLIP Collaborative Forestry InternshipWork with Mountain Studies Institute and the San Juan Headwaters Forest Health Partnership on collaborative forest management approaches in the San Juan Mountains.Pagosa Springs, CO5/27/19-8/9/19Apply Now!
FC-FLIP Field Hydrology InternshipLearn about Hydrologic survey techniques, water quality sampling, small-scale restoration work, agency-approved hydrologic monitoring techniques and basic Colorado water rights law all while working in the beautiful terrain of the San Juan National Forest. Durango, CO5/27/19-8/9/19Apply Now!
Ancestral Lands - Fort Laramie Research AssistantWork with the museum division of Fort Laramie National Historic Site to preserve, protect, and archive artifacts.Fort Laramie, WY1/7/19-6/21/19Apply Now!
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, SD3/4/19-8/23/19Apply now!
Ancestral Lands - National Park Service Community Partnership and Outreach Internship (4 positions)Provide Educational and interpretive services to visitors, develop partnership with local tribal organizations and schools, and engage youth groups in community stewardship projects with the National Park Service. Various throughout New MexicoJanuary - JuneApply now!


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 Coordinator