MCC’s Conservation Fellow (CF) program makes a measurable difference in conservation efforts while strengthening the experience of recent college graduates. CFs serve at partnering federal/state agencies, nonprofits, tribal offices, and other community-based conservation organizations across the region gaining hands-on experience. The six-month term of service extends from May – October and members gain professional experience with partner organizations located throughout Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and the Dakotas. Members in this program are exposed to the various seasonally driven requirements for natural resource-related work throughout the west.
Term Dates: 5/12/21 – 10/1/21
Living Allowance: $504 bi-weekly; Health Insurance at no cost
AmeriCorps Education Award: $2,417 upon successful completion of the program
Location: Varies based on host organization location
Application Deadline: February 14, 2021
APPLY HERE: https://www.mtcorps.org/joinmcc/individual-placement-programs/conservation-interns-and-fellows.html
Please contact staff at [email protected] or 406-587-4475 with any questions.
• Accomplish project goals to the standards and satisfaction of MCC and host site supervisors/partners
• Represent MCC and AmeriCorps by adhering to all policies and procedures and working in a safe manner
• Demonstrate initiative to complete projects and assignments accurately with minimal supervision
• Attend at least one public meeting and volunteer at least once with a local non-profit or agency outside of MCC and host site organization
• Promote a positive public image for MCC and host site by acting in a professional and respectful manner at all times
• Exhibit a strong work ethic and positive service ethic throughout the term of service
• Maintain accurate records and paperwork as requested by host site and MCC
• Complete and submit required reports and other paperwork to host site and MCC in a timely manner
The MCC Conservation Fellow works under the supervision of Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) staff and host site supervisors to complete MCC and partner projects. Primary responsibilities of the position will be determined by individual host sites in collaboration with MCC, and will include assuring the successful completion of natural resource projects, delivery of MCC program components, and maintaining a positive working relationship with host sites, MCC, and the public. Conservation Fellows are required to participate in all elements of the MCC program to the best of their ability, meet AmeriCorps requirements, and be enrolled as an AmeriCorps member for the duration of the program. Conservation Fellows are responsible for keeping host site supervisors and MCC staff informed through bi-weekly paperwork.
While this position description describes the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position, it is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities.
• Recent college graduate preferred (can graduate in May of 2021)
• Minimum age of 18
• Available for duration of entire term of service; commitment to completing term
• US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
• Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
• Strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and the environment
• Willingness to work long hard hours in all weather conditions
• Ability to meet physical demands of the position, as determined by host site
About Montana Conservation Corps
Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) is a nationally-recognized nonprofit that instills hope and purpose in a new generation of young leaders who get things done to improve our lands and communities. Through hands-on service, our participants, including teens, young adults, and veterans, develop the self-awareness, grit, people skills, connection to place, and respect for their own power to enact change, to be leaders, stewards of the land, and engaged citizens who improve their communities. In turn, these young leaders improve hundreds of miles of trails and tens of thousands of acres of habitat each year. In 2017, over 600 youth, from local communities and reservations, and recruited nationally into our AmeriCorps program, will serve on a crew or as an intern for 3 to 11 months. MCC is based in Bozeman, MT, with regional offices in Bozeman, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. We work throughout the Northern Rockies and Plains.