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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
USFS Education & Engagement Support SpecialistWork with the USFS's office of Communication & Engagement to create education and outreach programs and engage with youth throughout the region.Albuquerque, NM4/15/19-10/4/19Apply Here! Position Closes 3/10/19
BLM Resource Program AssistantWork with BLM recreation staff to implement and manage a new site known as Guffey Gorge.Canon City, CO5/13/19-10/25/19Apply Here! Position Closes 2/28/19
USFS Volunteer Coordinator Resource AssistantCreate a sustainable volunteer program through outreach and coordination on the Carson National Forest.Taos, NM4/8/19-3/20/20Apply Here! Position Closes 2/28/19
USFS 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.El Rito, NM4/8/19-9/20/19Apply Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 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, SD3/4/19-8/23/19Apply Here!
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 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