Dates: May 16 – Aug 15 or May 16 – Nov 15 depending on service location
See website for full list of service sites

The AmeriCorps Clean Water Corpsmembers serve alongside a natural resource professional in a Minnesota Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) during the summer, learning hands-on skills in managing soil and water resources. Corpsmembers assist with service and groundwater monitoring programs, wetland and watercourse inventories and assessments; prepare documents for cost-share and easement programs; conduct field surveys and site inspections and prepare reports; and coordinate and conduct educational programs and activities. Corpsmembers may also communicate with local landowners to develop management plans, gather input on best practices and provide education materials on water resources.

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.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Conservation, Development, Full Time, Research/Science and Technical, Teaching/Education


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 defined as no positive hits on the NSOPW and no history of violent offenses on the criminal history check.
Must successfully pass medical review process.
Valid driver’s license and safe driving record (no major moving violations or DUI’s in the past five years).

Required Skills:

Positive attitude and strong commitment to service and community work.
Flexibility to work independently and with others in a team setting.
Ability to work outdoors in varied terrain and all weather conditions.
Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
Strong communication skills, with the ability to educate and interact with landowners and community members.
Familiarity with MS Office software.

Preferred Skills:

Academic and/or field experience in natural resources preferred.
Knowledge of GIS software and GPS use preferred.
Farming and agricultural knowledge including tractor operation and/or trailer pulling experience is preferred.

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.

Application Instructions

See website for full position description including AmeriCorps benefits, requirements, and service locations. Apply online: https://conservationcorps.catsone.com/careers/3936-AmeriCorps-YAPYO/jobs/16003739-Clean-Water-Corps-Member/