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.
• Accomplish project goals to the standards and satisfaction of the MCC and host site supervisors/partners
• Represent MCC and AmeriCorps by adhering to all policies and procedures and working in a safe manner
• Demonstrate initiative to complete projects and assignments accurately with minimal supervision
• Attend at least one public meeting and volunteer at least once with a local non-profit or agency outside of MCC and the host site organization
• Promote a positive public image for MCC and host site by acting in a professional and respectful manner at all times
• Exhibit a strong work ethic and positive service ethic throughout the term of service
• Maintain accurate records and paperwork as requested by host site and MCC
• Complete and submit required reports and other paperwork to host site and MCC in a timely manner
Please contact Mandy Hedstrom at email@example.com or 406-587-4475 x121 with any questions.
• High school degree or GED
• Minimum age of 18
• Available for duration of entire term of service; commitment to completing term
• US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
• Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
• 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 of the position, as determined by the host site and MCC
• Ability to provide personal transportation to worksites, housing, and trainings
• Enrolled in, or recently graduated from, 2- or 4-year degree plan or vocational courses in natural resource or conservation-related field