The AmeriCorps Individual Placement positions (ages 18-35) are based in Cass Lake, MN with the US Forest Service. Under the direct guidance of a project supervisor, the Specialist will assist with a variety of projects to expand the capacity and reach of the partner agency. Up to 15-20% of the service term is dedicated to technical and personal skills training. This is a full-time commitment for the AmeriCorps service term. The member will receive a monthly stipend and an education award upon successful completion of the term that may be used for education expenses or to repay qualified student loans.
Archaeology and Heritage Program Specialist (Cass Lake, MN)
Dates: May 16 – November 15
The AmeriCorps Archaeology and Heritage Program Specialist is placed with the Chippewa National Forest serves alongside U.S. Forest Service, Chippewa National Forest cultural resource professionals in Cass Lake, MN. The position is focused to help develop the Specialist’s professional skill sets while providing expertise and valuable contributions to the host site. The Specialist will learn hands-on skills in the work of managing cultural resources and public outreach. The Specialist will assist with the Heritage Program (including archaeology and historic preservation). Housing is provided.
Living Allowance: $2,300/month
Education Award: $3,247.50 if eligible and upon successful completion of program
Student loan forbearance (on qualifying student loans)
Training, certifications, networking
18-35 years old.
Must be a US Citizen, US National or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the US.
Must pass the National Sex Offender Public Registry and criminal history check. “Pass” is defined as no positive hits on the NSOPR and no history of violent offenses on the criminal history check.
Full term of service must be completed in order to receive the education award.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and safe driving record (no major moving violations or DUI’s in the past five years).
Positive attitude and strong commitment to service and community work
Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Ability to work with children and youth in outdoor settings
Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written formats
Creative thinking and problem solving
College coursework and/or degree in a relevant field
About Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa
Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa (CCMI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and AmeriCorps grantee that engages hundreds of youth and young adults each year in programs and initiatives that improve access to outdoor recreation, restore natural habitat, protect waterways, and respond to community needs and natural disasters. Our mission is to engage youth and young adults in meaningful service, leadership development, and environmental stewardship. Our vision is a world in which everyone has equitable access to nature, is equipped to succeed in career and life, and is empowered to make a difference in conserving natural resources. Learn more at conservationcorps.org.