Skip to content

Southwest Conservation Corps

28885113988 A5030F40A4 O Banner

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!

Current Open Positions

Position TitlePosition DescriptionLocationDatesApplication
BLM - Visitor InformationThis individual will assist in the visitor center to provide support such as providing information about recreation sites and activities, selling maps, commercial use permits for fuel wood, Christmas trees, or decorative rocks.Canon City, COFeb 14, 2022 - Nov 18, 2022Apply Here!
Education and Youth Program Individual PlacementThis individual will lead education programming using the park’s curriculum-based lesson plans, coordinate scheduling for on-site programs, provide resources to educators to lead their own programs when the park cannot accommodate, and develop distance learning programs.Mosca, COMarch 28, 2022 - Sept. 23, 2022Apply Here!
Weatherization Technicians with Housing Resources of Western ColoradoThis individual will be completing high-quality energy efficiency and health and safety upgrades to homes; to ensure maximum long-lasting benefits. The upgrades include but are not limited to insulation, air sealing, furnace replacement, storm windows, refrigerator replacement, LED lighting, ventilation, ground moisture barrier, and installation of carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.Montrose or Grand Junction, COJanuary (flexible based on applicant availability)Apply Here!
USFS Resource Assistant - State and Private ForestryThis individual will assist the State and Private Forestry Program which provides technical and financial assistance to landowners and resource managers to help sustain the nation’s forests and grasslands, protect communities from wildland fire and restore fire-adaptive ecosystemsAlbuquerque, NMJanuary (flexible based on applicant availability)Apply Here!


Cait Payne, Individual Placements Program Manager