GAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND EXPLORE CAREERS IN NATURAL RESOURCES!
MCC’s Conservation Fellow (CF) program makes a measurable difference in conservation efforts while strengthening the experience of young adults. CFs serve a five-month term of service from May – October at partnering federal/state agencies, nonprofits, tribal offices, and other community-based conservation organizations across Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and the Dakotas. Projects include: climate resiliency, habitat restoration, rangeland science, soil monitoring, invasive species treatment, developed recreation management, GIS mapping, stream and wetland restoration, cave and karst feature surveys, conservation education and outreach, volunteer management and more.
Along with serving their communities, CFs make tangible contributions to climate change solutions while developing professional skills that directly transfer to a career in the natural resources field.
Term Dates: 5/18/22 – 9/30/22
Location: Varies based on host site placement
Application Deadline: February 13, 2022
APPLY HERE: https://www.mtcorps.org/joinmcc/individual-placement-programs/conservation-interns-and-fellows.html
Living Stipend: $635 bi-weekly before taxes
AmeriCorps Education Award: $2,417 upon successful completion of the program
Health Insurance: Provided at no cost
Member Assistance Program: Free 24/7 access to confidential mental health counseling, medical advocacy, financial assistance, life coaching and more
Public Lands Service Corps Hiring Preference: Members serving with federal land management agencies may be eligible to receive hiring preference for future federal job placement
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
MCC seeks to provide access and opportunity to a diverse group of staff and participants, while continuing to identify and reduce barriers to being involved in our organization and programs. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply.
• Minimum age of 17
• Recent college graduate preferred (can graduate in May of 2022)
• 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 desire to serve the community and the environment
• Ability to meet the physical demands of the position, as determined by the host site and MCC
• Ability to provide personal transportation to worksites, trainings
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.