Intern in One of America’s Premier Parks or Forests
Our Conservation Corps provides a unique experience for students, especially those interested in natural resource conservation, biology, natural history, and environmental science. For eleven weeks, RMC-CC crews work side by side with park and forest service teams in Rocky Mountain National Park and National Forests constructing and maintaining trails, restoring historic buildings and learning from expert park and forest managers.
The upcoming RMC-CC season is from Late May through early August 2019. The 2019 program will include several crews, each with five – six students including a crew leader.
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Crew Leader applications are due January 31, 2019.
Crew Member applications are due by March 10, 2019.
Crew Leaders: Crew leaders must have previous trail crew and leadership experience and be between 20-25 years of age during service.
Crew Members: Crew members must be over the age of 18 as of May 28, 2019. No experience is necessary to apply as a crew member, just the desire and ability to work hard with a team and learn new skills in the outdoors.
Members will receive a biweekly living stipend during the program and an AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of the program. All work clothing, housing, and gear are provided by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy. Field classes conducted by experts in natural and cultural history provide an educational foundation for this AmeriCorps program.
Crew Leader Position Announcement – Applications Due: January 31, 2019
Crew Member Announcement– Applications Due: March 10, 2019
Crew Locations and Housing
Crews are located throughout Rocky Mountain National Park and the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests located in Northern Colorado. In Rocky Mountain National park, two crews work on the east side of the Continental Divide, near the town of Estes Park, CO. Within the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests crews work out of the Boulder, Canyon Lakes, and Sulphur Ranger Districts. Check out the GIS Story Map for details on crew locations and projects in 2017.
From furnished bunk houses provided by the National Park Service and US forest Service to the back-country camping in the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest, your housing will be fully provided by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.