Conservation Intern Now Enrolling for 2017 Season

Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) Conservation Intern program provides opportunities for college students and recent graduates to serve Montana and surrounding areas through hands on conservation internships.  During the summer season, Conservation Interns serve at partnering federal, state, and nonprofit agencies.  Each internship is focused to help develop the Conservation Interns’ professional skill sets while providing expertise and valuable contributions to the host site.  Conservation Interns serve in a variety of ways including GPS and GIS projects, river ranger patrols, wildlife inventory, data analysis, public outreach and education, trails projects, research, and invasive weeds management.  Conservation Interns receive training, supervision, and guidance from experienced agency and MCC mentors. Current students or recent graduates in the fields of resource conservation, forestry, biology, environmental science, recreation management, GIS, or outdoor education are encouraged to apply for this opportunity to gain applicable professional skills while spending time outside this summer as an MCC Conservation Intern.


$504 bi-weekly living allowance and site specific training
$1,527.45 (summer term) or $2,199.92 (extended term) AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of the program
Stipend to offset some travel costs to orientation and end of service training
Additional benefits vary by host site

Term Dates

Summer Term: May 16 - August 18, 2017
Extended Term: April 17 - September 29, 2017


Ability to complete the entire term of service
Strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and the environment
Willingness to work long hard hours in all weather conditions
Ability to meet the physical demands on the position, as determined by the host site
Ability to provide personal transportation to worksites, housing, and trainings

Host sites

Some past host sites have included:

City of Helena
Caribou-Targhee National Forest
Flathead National Forest
Custer Gallatin National Forest
Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest
Lewis & Clark National Forest
Montana Wilderness Association
BLM Missouri Breaks
BLM Pompeys Pillar
Prickly Pear Land Trust
Trust for Public Land
Foy’s to Blacktail Trails

More information on 2017 host sites and specific duties will be available by February 2017. 

Please contact or 406-587-4475 with questions.

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