Summer Individual Placement

Location: Walker, Cass Lake & Deer River, MN
Date Posted: 12-13-2018
AmeriCorps Summer Individual Placements (ages 18-25) serve alongside natural resource professionals with the U.S. Forest Service at the Chippewa National Forest. Each internship is focused to help develop the Summer Individual Placements’ professional skill sets while providing expertise and valuable contributions to the host site.  Summer Individual Placements receive training, supervision and guidance from experienced agency and Conservation Corps staff, learning hands-on skills in managing natural resources and conducting public outreach. 
Summer Individual Placements will be assigned to one of four areas:
  • Road monitoring, inventory and survey (Cass Lake, MN)
  • Archaeology and heritage resources (Cass Lake, MN)
  • Visitor and outreach services (Walker & Deer River, MN)
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 3-month summer AmeriCorps service term. Summer Individual Placements 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.
Term dates and schedule:
  • Term: May 16 – August 15, 2019
  • Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. typical. Some evening and weekend hours may be required.
Stipend and award:
  • Monthly stipend: $1355
  • Education award: $1566.14 upon successful completion of term
Housing is provided for the Cass Lake, Walker and Deer River (Chippewa National Forest) location.
  • Positive attitude and strong commitment to service and community work.
  • Flexibility to work independently and with others in a team setting. 
  • Ability to work outdoors in varied terrain and all weather conditions.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to educate and interact with members of the public.
  • Familiarity with MS Office software.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Must pass driving record and criminal history checks.
  • Academic and/or field experience in natural resources preferred.
  • Strong planning, organization, communication and creative thinking skills.
  • Knowledge of GIS software and GPS use preferred
  • Training will be provided in these areas as needed; up to 15-20% of the service term is dedicated to technical and personal skills training.
  • 18-25 years old.
  • Must be a US Citizen, US National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the US.
  • Must pass the National Sex Offender Public Registry and criminal history check. “Pass” is defined as no positive hits on the NSOPW and no history of violent offenses on the criminal history check.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Full term of service must be completed in order to receive the education award.
  • Monthly stipend
  • Education award upon successful completion of term
  • Skills training and job experience
  • Health insurance
  • Student loan forbearance during service term

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 1, 2019
Questions? Contact Megan Zeiher, Recruitment Coordinator or 651-209-9900 x35
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