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Individual Placement Positions

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 Opportunities

Southwest Conservation Corps' Individual Placements 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 (depending on the length of their service).

Click the links below to apply to our Individual Placement Opportunities!

Position TitlePosition DescriptionLocationDatesApplication
BLM - Range TechnicianThis individual will work directly with senior Range Management Specialists to assist with data management an range improvementsMonte Vista, COJune 7, 2021 - Aug 27, 2021Apply Here!
USFS - Special Uses Individual PlacementThis individual will conduct commercial uses field monitoring and inspections, record monitoring inspection data, and record daily logs.Bayfield, COJune 14, 2021 - Oct 15, 2021Apply Here!
USFS - Recreation Individual PlacementThis individual will the maintenance and improvement of local trail systems as well as gain exposure to other programs throughout the Dolores Ranger District.Dolores, COJune, 7, 2021 - Oct 8, 2021Apply Here!
NPS - Trails Assessment TechnicianThis position will work with Chaco Culture National Historical Park to conduct trail condition assessments.Chaco Canyon, NMMarch 22, 2021 - June 11, 2021Apply Here!
BLM & USFS - Dispersed Camping Rangers (2)The focus of these individuals will be to work closely with US Forest Service and BLM Recreation staff in managing dispersed camping in Chafee County, Colorado. Salida, COJune, 7 2021 - Aug 27, 2021Apply Here!
NPS - Maintenance Operations (2)These individuals will complete a variety of general maintenance duties such as: waste management at high visitor use areas; equipment maintenance, repair historic park structures, provide a full range of sanitation duties, trail and road maintenance, and re-vegetation of native plants in disturbed areas of the campground, parking lots, and picnic areas.Mosca, COMay 17, 2021 - Aug 13, 2021Apply Here!
High School Ranch Assistant InternshipSpend your summer learning about all that goes into local, sustainable agriculture within your own community.Lewis, COMay 3, 2021 - July 9, 2021Apply Here!


Cait Payne, Individual Placements Program Manager