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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
USDA Forest Service Trails Resource AssistantPlan and maintain sustainable trails alongside the USDA Forest Service.Albuquerque, NM9/16/19-2/21/20Apply Here!
Position Closes 9/1/2019
Ancestral Lands - Fort Laramie National Historic Site Research AssistantWork as a Research Assistant with the National Park Service to preserve and protect artifacts and archives at the confluence of the Laramie and North Platte Rivers.Fort Laramie, WY10/14/19-1/24/20Apply Here! Position Closes 9/4/2019
USDA Forest Service Saw & Trail Crew Individual PlacementDo you have your S-212 chainsaw certification? Help the GMUG National Forest complete needed trail maintenance this summer and fall. Housing and per-diem included.Montrose, CO7/29/19-9/13/19Apply Here
Great Sand Dunes National Park Conservation Individual PlacementWork with the branch of Facility Management withing Great Sand Dunes National Park to enable visitors to experience national parks in a safe and accessible environment.Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO8/12/19-11/1/19
Apply Here!
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
Ancestral Lands - Glen Canyon Archaeology TechnicianWork alongside the National Park Service completing cultural resource inventories and field surveys.Glen Canyon National Recreation Area7/22/19-7/17/20Apply 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
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, SDFall 2019Apply 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