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.
Apprentices are stationed at one of the highlighted SWCDs in these counties and regions. Please refer to this map when choosing your region preference. You can view more information about specific SWCDs by clicking on the links below the map. If you are having trouble reading this map, please click here to open a PDF version.
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, 2017
Questions? Contact Kellie Lager, Recruitment Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-209-9900 x31.