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.

Apply Now! (Applications are CLOSED for the 2017 season. Applications received will be for 2018)

The next RMC-CC season is from Late May through early August 2017. This year’s program includes four – six crews, each with five – six students including a crew leader. Apply Online Now! or scroll down to find PDF documents of the application materials. If you are having trouble with the online application form, please find the application materials below and send your completed application to


Crew Leaders: Crew leaders must have previous trail crew and leadership experience.
Crew Members: Crew members must be over the age of 18 as of May 31st, 2017, and a recent high school graduate or currently enrolled college student. 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.


Field Institute classes conducted by experts in natural and cultural history provide an educational foundation for this paid internship, offering two transferable credit hours through Colorado State University. In addition, participants will be paid a bi-weekly living stipend. All work clothing, housing, and gear are provided by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy

Crew Member Announcement

Crew Member Application PDF

Crew Leader Position Announcement

Crew Locations and Housing

From an old Victorian home in Estes Park to the back-country of Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest, your housing will be fully provided by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy. View all crew housing locations >