MCC’s Conservation Fellows (CF) program makes a measurable difference in conservation and climate change efforts while preparing individuals to attain meaningful natural resource careers. The program is designed specifically for young adults to gain a better understanding of potential natural resource career opportunities while building necessary skillsets to move forward in careers that combat climate change, improve watersheds and positively impact communities through sustainability initiatives. Projects include: climate resiliency initiatives, wildlife and fisheries habitat restoration, rangeland science/botany, soil science/health, forestry, invasive species treatment, recreation management, ArcGIS 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: 6/6/22 – 10/14/22
Location: Varies based on host site placement
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis with priority given to those received before May 22nd, 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.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Conservation, Full Time, Research/Science and Technical, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders, Water Skills


• 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 work

Required Skills:

• 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

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.

Application Instructions

APPLY HERE: https://www.mtcorps.org/joinmcc/individual-placement-programs/conservation-interns-and-fellows.html