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|
|Continental Divide Trail Coalition Project Coordinator||Work with the Continental Divide Trail Coalition's Field Programs Department to provide stewardship support and activities along the Continental Divide Trail.||Golden, CO||5/4/2020-10/30/2020||Apply Now!|
Position Closes 3/25/2020
|Ancestral Lands - Glen Canyon Interpretation Technician||Work 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, AZ||03/30/2020-01/08/2021||Apply Now!|
Position Closes 2/24/2020
|FC-FLIP Reforestation Individual Placement||Join 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, CO||5/25/2020-8/7/2020||Apply Now!|
|Medicine Horse Therapy Garden High School Internship||Join Southwest Conservation Corps' summer high school intern team by developing and maintaining healing and therapy gardens.||Mancos, CO||6/1/2020-8/28/2020||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||3/2/2020 - 2/26/2021||Apply Now!|
|FC-FLIP Visitor Information Specialist Individual Placement||Join 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, CO||5/25/2020-8/7/2020||Apply Now!|
|FC-FLIP Range Technician Individual Placement||Join 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, CO||5/25/2020-8/7/2020||Apply Now!|
|FC-FLIP Field Hydrology Individual Placement||Join 2020's FLIP cohort working on public lands in the four corners area of Colorado! Work with the San Juan National Forest's Hydrology Program on a variety of projects ranging from water resources inventories to water quality sampling.||Durango, CO||5/25/2020-8/7/2020||Apply Now!|
|FC-FLIP Forestry Individual Placement||Join 2020's FLIP cohort working on public lands in the four corners area of Colorado!||Durango, CO||5/25/2020-8/7/2020||Apply Now!|
|BLM Wild Horse & Burro Program Support Individual Placement||Work with the BLM's Wild Horse and Burro Program to ensure the health of wild horses and burros by coordinating adoption, reviewing and updating health records, and providing information about the program to the public.||Canon City, CO||2/3/2020-12/18/2020||Apply Now!|
Position Closes 12/11/19
|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||Spring 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