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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
Continental Divide Trail Coalition Field InstructorsThese two individuals will serve under the direction of the CDTC Field Programs Coordinator as lead field staff with co-Field Instructor, supervising front-country and backcountry volunteer trail crews in the completion of trail maintenance, construction, and large-scale trail feature construction along the Continental Divide Trail.Golden, COMay 5, 2021 - Oct 29, 2021Apply Here!
Bureau of Land Management - Natural Resource TechnicianThe individual will assess water quality, channel morphology, riparian habitat, groundwater, soil health, and wetland conditions on several perennial streams, riparian, wetlands and upland areas. The data will be used to characterize these resources, identify trends over time. Monte Vista, COApril 26th, 2021 - Aug 28th, 2021Apply Here!
Bureau of Land Management - Biological Technicians (2)These two individuals will assist the range program specialists in monitoring grazing allotments on public lands for public benefit.Canon City, COMay 17th, 2021 - Oct 29th, 2021Apply Here!
Forest Service - Recreation Rangers (4)These individuals will be collecting data on a daily basis at high-use recreation sites. The overall goal of the Rec Ranger Program is to provide information to the public on how to disperse their use in the Telluride Area.Telluride, COMay 17th, 2021 - Oct 22nd, 2021Apply Here!
NPS - Trails Assessment TechnicianThis position will work with Chaco Culture National Historical Park to conduct trail condition assessments.Chaco Canyon, NMMarch 22nd, 2021 - June 11th, 2021Apply Here!
BLM - Recreation Park RangerThis individual will assist recreation staff in implementing and managing a day use fee site known as Guffey Gorge. Canon, City, COApril 19th, 2021 - Aug 20th, 2021Apply Here!


Cait Payne, Individual Placements Program Manager