Conservation Fellow

Montana Conservation Corps

About the organization

“Inspiring young people through hands-on conservation service to be leaders, stewards of the land, and engaged citizens who improve their communities.”

Those are the words we live by and the mission we serve here at Montana Conservation Corps. Each year we enroll hundreds of young adults and school-aged youth in our AmeriCorps and Youth Service Expedition programs. The first three months are spent teaching leaders wilderness, leadership, and interpersonal skills as part of our highly-acclaimed Leadership Development Program. Our leaders then pass those skills along to their crews of members, as they live, learn, and serve together in some of our country’s wildest places. They complete conservation projects in local communities, national forests, state and national parks, wildlife refuges and federally designated wilderness areas.

Duties

MCC’s Conservation Fellow (CF) program makes a measurable difference in conservation efforts while strengthening the experience of young adults. CFs serve a five-month term of service from May – September at partnering federal/state agencies, nonprofits, tribal offices, and other community-based conservation organizations across Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and the Dakotas. Projects include: climate resiliency, habitat restoration, rangeland science, soil monitoring, invasive species treatment, developed recreation management, GIS mapping, stream and wetland restoration, cave and karst feature surveys, conservation education and outreach, volunteer management and more.

Along with serving their communities, CFs make tangible contributions to climate change solutions while developing professional skills that directly transfer to a career in the natural resources field.

Term Dates: 5/18/22 – 9/30/22
Location: Varies based on host site placement
Application Deadline: February 13, 2022

Living Stipend: $635 bi-weekly
AmeriCorps Education Award: $2,417 upon successful completion of the program
Health Insurance: Provided at no cost
Member Assistance Program: Free 24/7 access to confidential mental health counseling, medical advocacy, financial assistance, life coaching and more
Public Lands Service Corps Hiring Preference: Members serving with federal land management agencies may be eligible to receive hiring preference for future federal job placement

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Minimum age of 17
• Recent college graduate preferred (can graduate in May of 2022)
• Available for duration of entire term of service; commitment to completing term
• US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
• Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
• Strong desire to serve the community and the environment
• Ability to meet the physical demands of the position, as determined by the host site and MCC
• Ability to provide personal transportation to worksites, housing, and trainings

Salary

Living Stipend: $635 bi-weekly before taxes; AmeriCorps Education Award: $2,417 upon successful completion of the program; Health Insurance: Provided at no cost

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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