Service Term: 450 or 900 hour AmeriCorps positions.
Dates: May – August 2024 or May- December 2024

The AmeriCorps (ages 18 – 35) Clean Water Corpsmembers serve alongside a natural resource professional in a single placement in a Minnesota Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) or local government agency 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.

* Below is a list of anticipated locations for 2024. Final locations will be updated as they are confirmed.
Some partners may provide reduced housing options to limited locations. Housing for many locations not provided by the Corps. Member must secure their own housing near service location.

450- Hour Positions (May – August):

Becker County SWCD in Detroit Lakes, MN
Lake County SWCD in Two Harbors, MN
Lake of the Woods SWCD in Baudette, MN
North Fork Crow River Watershed District in Brooten, MN
Dodge County in Mantorville, MN
Kanabec County SWCD in Mora, MN

900-Hour Positions (May – December):

Cass County SWCD in Walker, MN
Crow Wing County SWCD in Brainerd, MN
Aitkin County SWCD in Aitkin, MN
Scott County SWCD in Jordan, MN
Fillmore County SWCD in Preston, MN
Ramsey County in Maplewood, MN
North St. Louis SWCD in Virginia, MN

Hours & Schedule:
Members should expect to be scheduled for at least 40 hours of service per week. A typical schedule is either Monday – Friday 8am – 4:30pm or Monday – Thursday, 7am – 5:30pm including a mandatory 30-minute lunch break which does not count towards service hours. Some evening and weekend hours may be required depending on site requirements.

Tagged as: Conservation


+ 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 defined as no positive hits on the NSOPW and no history of violent offenses on the criminal history check.
+ Valid driver’s license and safe driving record. Ability to reliability transport self to and from work site daily.

Required Skills:

Ability to perform the Essential Service Functions 40 hours per week., which include:
+ Serving in both indoor and outdoor settings
+ Long days of shoveling, digging, operating equipment outdoors.
+ Heavy lifting, bending, and carrying up to 50 pounds.
+ Walking and working on steep or uneven terrain
+ Working in extremes of heat or cold

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

Apply: https://conservationcorps.org/join/ Please note the application deadlines on our website and ensure you will be available for the required group info session and interview during the respective timeframe for that application round.