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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 and other non-profit organizations. The resource managers serve a mentor role, creating accessible learning opportunities and experiences throughout the individual's term.

Internships run anywhere from 8 to 52 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 $1,300 - $6,300 (depending on the length of their service).

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

Resource Management Apprenticeship Program!


Current Open Positions


Position TitlePosition DescriptionLocationDatesApplication
USFS - Recreation TechnicianThis individual will focus on the maintenance and improvement of the local trail system as well as the developed recreation sites. Dolores,COJuly - December (flexible)Apply Here!
Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Wildlife TechnicianThis individual will assist CPW across multiple programs including, wildlife managers, biologists, property techs, and administrative programs. Salida, COFlexible - see position descriptionApply Here!
BLM - Recreation Park RangerThese individuals will help educate visitors, perform fee collection, and be a presence to build awareness of rules and regulations across various sites and facilities on BLM-managed land. These individuals will also help educate visitors on Leave No Trace principles and ethic.Canon City, COJune, 2022 - Oct, 2022 (flexible)Apply 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, COAugust 2022 - February 2023Apply Here!
Weatherization TechniciansThis 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, COFebruary start date (flexible based on applicant availability)Apply Here!

RECRUITER CONTACT

Cait Payne, Individual Placements Program Manager

cpayne@conservationlegacy.org

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