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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
BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program Support Individual PlacementWork with the BLM to ensure healthy populations of wild horses and burros on public range lands.Canon City, CO7/8/19-5/22/20Apply Here!
Position Closes 6/16/19
BLM Curation & Archaeology Individual PlacementWork with the Heritage Program at the Bureau of Land Management New Mexico State Office.Santa Fe, NM7/22/19-1/17/20Apply Here!
Position Closes 6/30/19
USDA Forest Service Trail Crew Individual PlacementWork with the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests to complete trail maintenance on non-motorized trails.Montrose, CO6/24/19-8/30/19Apply Here!
Position Closes 6/9/19
Ancestral Lands - Glen Canyon Archaeology TechnicianWork alongside the National Park Service completing cultural resource inventories and field surveys.Glen Canyon National Recreation Area5/27/19-5/22/20Apply Here!

Ancestral Lands - Glen Canyon Interpretation TechnicianWork alongside the National Park Service to provide guest services to visitors that preserve unimpaired the natural and cultural resources of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.Glen Canyon National Recreation Area5/27/19-5/22/20Apply Here!

Forest Service Volunteer Coordinator Resource AssistantCreate a sustainable volunteer program through outreach and coordination on the Carson National Forest.Taos, NM7/15/19-6/26/20Apply Here! 
Position Closes 5/23/19
Forest Service Youth Engagement Liaison Resource AssistantSupport youth engagement opportunities on the Carson National Forest by serving as the liaison between the forest and youth corps crews.Taos, NM7/15/19-12/27/19Apply Here!
Position Closes 5/23/19
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 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 Coordinator