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Southwest Conservation Corps

Resource Management Apprenticeship Program (RMAP)

RMAP connects regional college students and recent graduates with resource managers to gain hands-on knowledge and skills to prepare them for a career in resource management.

Southwest Conservation Corps is partnering with Mountain Studies Institute to manage a rigorous, paid, 10-week career-building apprenticeship program that offers an opportunity to learn from professionals in the field, build skills, and network while contributing to relevant projects. Each student will be paired with a mentor for a nine-week internship and participate in a one-week orientation as well as a final presentation at the end of the program. Students learn methods used by resource management professionals and community planners and contribute to real-world projects.


Photo from 2019 FLIP Orientation. RMAP is a revamp of SCC's Federal Lands Internship Program (FLIP)!

Quick Info

- June 6th, 2022 - August 12, 2022

- Earn $532/week

- AmeriCorps Education Award of $1,342

- Gain Wilderness First Aid and CPR Certifications, resource management knowledge, on the job experience, and more!


2022 RMAP Positions

Position TitleLocationBrief DescriptionPosition Description
USFS - Realty Apprentice Pagosa, COThis individual will help to provide great understanding to the public of the landownership adjustment program within the Fores Service.Click Here for More!
USFS - OHV Trail Technician (2) Montrose, COThese individuals will work alongside the GMUG trail crews to complete valuable trail improvement and sustainability.Click Here for More!
MSI - Photography and Video Durango, COThis individual will work directly with Mountain Studies Institute’s Communications team on a variety of digital communication projects with a focus on building our media library and photographing/filming our program’s summer projects.Click Here for More!

Program Contacts

Southwest Conservation Corps

Joy Hernandez – Program Coordinator

Mountain Studies Institute

Jeremy May – Education Coordinator


View all of our individual placement roles here!

Individual Placement Positions