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Conservation Intern


MCC’s Conservation Intern (CI) program makes a measurable difference in conservation efforts while strengthening the experience of young adults. CIs serve at partnering federal/state agencies, nonprofits, tribal offices, and other community-based conservation organizations across the region. The three-month AmeriCorps term of service extends from May - August and members gain insight into natural resource-related fieldwork throughout Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and the Dakotas.

Term Dates: 5/17/23 – 8/16/23  
Location: Varies based on host site placement
Living Allowance: $650 bi-weekly
AmeriCorps Education Award: ​$1,718.25 upon successful completion of the program
Member Assistance Program: Free 24/7 access to confidential mental health counseling, medical advocacy, financial assistance, life coaching and more
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis with priority given to those received before February 12th, 2023. Interviews will begin during the week of January 30th. Early applications are welcomed!

Please contact staff at or 406-587-4475 with any questions.

·      High school degree or GED
·      Minimum age of 17
·      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, housing, and trainings
·      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 Intern works under the supervision of Montana Conservation Corps 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 Interns 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 Interns are responsible for keeping host site supervisors and MCC staff informed through bi-weekly paperwork. 
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.
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, duties, and skills required. All Montana Conservation Corps positions may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Early applications are welcomed!