Conservation Intern Program

MCC’s Conservation Intern (CI) program provides opportunities for young adults to gain professional experience in a conservation-related field.  Conservation Interns serve at partnering federal/state agencies, nonprofits, tribal offices, and other community-based conservation organizations across Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Idaho.

The Conservation Intern program is designed to make a measurable difference in local conservation efforts while strengthening the professional experience of our members. Interns are placed individually with a partner organization and work under the direct supervision of the Host Site Supervisor, while coordinating with MCC staff to ensure successful completion of the program objectives.  CIs serve on a variety of projects including GPS and GIS projects, river ranger patrols, habitat enhancement, data analysis, public outreach and education, trails projects, research, and invasive species management. 


Location: Varies based on host site placement
Position Dates: Summer Term: 5/15/19 – 8/16/19 | Extended Term:  5/15/19 – 10/4/19
Living Allowance: $504.00 bi-weekly
Education Award upon completion of term

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 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



Please contact the Individual Placement Team at or call with any questions 406.587.4475.

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