The AmeriCorps Individual Placement positions (ages 18-35) are based out of St Paul, MN. 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.

Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Specialist (St. Paul, MN)
Dates: May 16 – November 15
The AmeriCorps Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Specialist position is placed at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in Saint Paul, Minn. This position serves to build the capacity of important public service work at the DNR in the Division of Ecological and Water Resources Aquatic Invasive Species program. Under the guidance of MN DNR and U of M project advisors, this position will primarily serve to assist in the prevention of the spread and promotion of management of invasive species. Activities include data collection, mapping and AIS field work related to invasive species monitoring, verification, and early detection surveys. This position may also provide corps members with opportunities in outdoor recreation and outreach.

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)
Health insurance
Training, certifications, networking

Tagged as: Conservation, Full Time, Research/Science and Technical


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).

Required Skills:

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.

Application Instructions

See the job listing on our website for full position details. Apply online: https://conservationcorps.catsone.com/careers/3936-AmeriCorps-YAPYO/jobs/15810659-Seasonal-Individual-Placement-AmeriCorps-Member/