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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
Ancestral Lands - Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge Biological TechnicianWork with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge to help support the refuge's Biology Program.Albuquerque, NM3/2/2020 - 2/26/2021Apply Now!
FC-FLIP Visitor Information Specialist Individual PlacementJoin 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, CO5/25/2020-8/7/2020Apply Now!
FC-FLIP Range Technician Individual PlacementJoin 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, CO5/25/2020-8/7/2020Apply Now!
FC-FLIP Field Hydrology Individual PlacementJoin 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, CO5/25/2020-8/7/2020Apply Now!
BLM Wild Horse & Burro Program Support Individual PlacementWork 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, CO2/3/2020-12/18/2020Apply Now!
Position Closes 12/11/19
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, COSpring 2020Apply 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