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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. 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 our most recent 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 - Pipestone National Monument Individual PlacementWork 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, MN7/6/2020 - 12/11/2020Apply Now!
USDA Forest Service Trails Individual PlacementJoin the Southwest Conservation Corps’ summer intern team by completing trail maintenance for the US Forest Service!
Montrose, CO7/6/2020 - 9/11/2020Apply Now!
BLM Non-Renewable Resources Individual PlacementWork 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, CO6/8/2020 - 11/13/2020Apply Now!
BLM Oil & Gas Records Individual PlacementWork with the BLM's Royal Gorge Field Office's Fluid Minerals program to assist with and oversee federal oil and gas activities.Canon City, CO6/8/2020 - 11/13/2020Apply Now!
Ancestral Lands – Riparian Monitoring Individual PlacementWork with the Save Our Bosque Task Force to conduct riparian monitoring and projects throughout the summer season.Socorro, NM6/8/2020-9/25/2020Apply 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, NM4/27/20-10/16/20Apply 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 - 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, CO9/7/2020 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, 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