Soil and Water Corpsmembers are placed within a Minnesota Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) or other host agencies during the summer, learning hands-on skills in managing soil and water resources. They serve alongside and are supervised by SWCD staff. 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.

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 required

· Term: May – August, May – October, May – December, or June – December

· Locations across Minnesota and North Dakota

· Typical schedule: Full-time 40 hours per week. Schedule varies depending on host site and projects.


· Stipend: $1,610 – 1,876/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, Full Time, Research/Science and Technical, Teaching/Education


· 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

· Academic and/or field experience in natural resources preferred.

· Knowledge of GIS software and GPS use preferred.

· Farming and agricultu

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