Conservation Intern

  • Montana Conservation Corps
  • Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota and Idaho.
  • Nov 27, 2019
Internship- Paid Conservation/ Natural Resources

Job Description

MCC’s Conservation Intern (CI) program provides opportunities for young adults to gain professional experience in a conservation-related field.  Conservation Interns serve at partnering federal/state agencies, nonprofits, tribal offices, and other community-based conservation organizations across Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Idaho.

The Conservation Intern program is designed to make a measurable difference in local conservation efforts while strengthening the professional experience of our members. Interns are placed individually with a partner organization and work under the direct supervision of the Host Site Supervisor, while coordinating with MCC staff to ensure successful completion of the program objectives.  CIs serve on a variety of projects including GPS and GIS projects, habitat enhancement/restoration, data analysis, public outreach and education, trails projects, research, and invasive species management. 

Term Dates: 5/13/20-08/14/20

Qualifications:

  • High school degree or GED
  • Minimum age of 18
  • 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 service ethic and desire to serve the community and the environment
  • Willingness to work long hard hours in all weather conditions
  • 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

Programmatic Duties:

  • Accomplish project goals to the standards and satisfaction of MCC and host site supervisors/partners
  • Represent MCC and AmeriCorps by adhering to all policies and procedures and working in a safe manner
  • Demonstrate initiative to complete projects and assignments accurately with minimal supervision
  • Attend at least one public meeting and volunteer at least once with a local non-profit or agency outside of MCC and host site organization
  • Promote a positive public image for MCC and host site by acting in a professional and respectful manner at all times
  • Exhibit a strong work ethic and positive service ethic throughout the term of service

Job Level

Entry-level  

Sector

Nonprofit- NGO

Salary

Living Allowance: $504 bi-weekly and AmeriCorps Education Award: $1,638 upon successful completion of the program