Conservation Intern Program

MCC’s Conservation Intern program provides opportunities for college students and recent graduates to gain professional experience in a conservation-related field.  Conservation Interns serve at partnering federal, state, and nonprofit agencies across the state of Montana and neighboring states.

Each internship is focused to help develop the interns’ professional skill set while providing expertise and valuable contributions to the host site. Conservation Interns (CI) are placed individually with a partner organization and work under the direct supervision of the Host Site Supervisor while coordinating with the MCC Program Manager to ensure successful completion of the program objectives.  CIs serve on a variety of projects including GPS and GIS projects, river ranger patrols, wildlife inventory, data analysis, public outreach and education, trails projects, research, and invasive weeds management.  Current students or recent graduates in the fields of resource conservation, forestry, biology, or environmental studies are encouraged to apply.

Please contact Mandy Hedstrom at or 406.587.4475 with questions.

For more details about MCC's Conservation Intern Program, check out our FAQs.

No longer accepting applications for the 2018 season. Please email to be notified when applications are available for 2019.

Location: Varies based on host site placement
Position Dates: Summer Term: 5/16/18 – 8/17/18 OR Extended Term:  5/16/18 – 10/5/18
Living Allowance: $504.00 biweekly
Education Award upon completion of term:
          Summer Term: $1,230.69 OR Extended Term: $2,215.24

The MCC Conservation Intern works under the supervision of Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) 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 daily and bi-weekly paperwork. 

Some Past Host Sites Have Included:

Kootenai National Forest
Gallatin Valley Land Trust
Flathead National Forest
Montana Wilderness Association
Friends of the Missouri Breaks
Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
BLM Pompeys Pillar
Dakota's Bureau of Reclamation
Custer-Gallatin National Forest

Be notified when applications are available for the 2019 season