Field Crews serve outdoors restoring habitat, managing natural resources, and occasionally responding to natural disasters or community needs. Field Crews prioritize personal and professional growth while teaching hands-on conservation skills in the field. Members develop technical skills throughout their term while completing challenging and impactful conservation projects. Field Crews complete projects in partnership with public land management agencies such as the State Department of Natural Resources, US Fish & Wildlife Service, National Park Service, cities, counties, and trail associations. Projects vary by location, but may include:

· Invasive species management

· Stream bank stabilization, erosion control

· Prescribed burning

· Trail construction & maintenance

· Tree planting

· Basic carpentry

· Wild land fire suppression

· Emergency response

We provide hands-on job skills training and certifications. This position does not require prior experience in natural resources.

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa envisions a world where 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.

Women, BIPOC, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


· Entry level, no prior experience necessary

· Term: May – August or May – December

· Locations across Minnesota and Iowa

· Typical schedule: Full-time 40 hours per week, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM. Hours may vary by location and project. Overnight travel (4-12 consecutive days) is often required.


· Stipend: $1,610/month

· Education award: $1,678 – $3,172 that can be used on qualifying student loans or education expenses

· Up to 20% of time spent on skills training, development, and certifications

· Health insurance

· Childcare assistance

· Student loan forbearance on qualifying loans

· Access to member assistance fund

· Networking and career development events and opportunities

· Access to the AmeriCorps alumni network

Tagged as: Conservation, Crew, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders


· US Citizen, national, or permanent resident (per AmeriCorps eligibility guidelines)

· Ability and desire to work well with others in a team setting, outdoors and in all weather conditions

· Commitment to upholding Corps values of safety, service, respect, equity and community

· High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED

About Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa

Conservation Corps provides hands-on environmental stewardship and service-learning opportunities to youth and young adults while accomplishing conservation, natural resource management and emergency response work.

Application Instructions

For more details and a complete list of locations, qualifications, duties, and benefits, please visit our application page. Apply online: conservationcorps.org/join