Conservation Apprentice Academy
AmeriCorps Conservation Academy Apprentices (ages 18-25) serve alongside a natural resource professional in a Minnesota Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), learning hands-on skills in managing soil and water resources. Management projects may include service and groundwater monitoring, wetland and watercourse inventories and assessments, preparation for cost-share and easement programs, field surveying and site inspections, and coordinating educational programs. Apprentices may also communicate with local landowners to develop management plans, gather input on best practices and provide education materials on water resources.
Service activities will occur in both an office and outdoors setting, in all weather conditions and across all terrain. This is a full-time commitment for a summer AmeriCorps service term. Apprentices will receive a monthly stipend and an education award upon successful completion of the term that may be used for education expenses or to repay qualified student loans.
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Location: Housing is not provided by the Corps. Apprentice must secure their own housing near service location.
Specific locations have not been determined for summer 2018. Please choose a region preference from those below - you will receive a follow-up email when locations have been set that will allow you to further define your preferences.
For more information, view the Conservation Apprentice position description.
This program is available to all, without regard to disability, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or political affiliation. The Conservation Corps engages AmeriCorps members, ages 18-25, as defined under the American Conservation and Youth Service Corps Act, a subtitle of the National and Community Service Act of 1990. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.
Deadline: March 3, 2018
Questions? Contact Megan Zeiher, Recruitment Coordinator
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