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Conservation Fellow

🌿 Passionate about Conservation? Join MCC's Conservation Fellow Program! 🌎

Are you eager to make a real impact on conservation efforts? Look no further! Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) invites you to join our Conservation Fellow (CF) program, a transformative five-month experience that not only benefits the environment but also enhances your professional skills.


Why MCC's Conservation Fellow Program?


✨ Hands-On Learning: Immerse yourself in natural resource-related fieldwork across the stunning landscapes of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and the Dakotas. Gain valuable hands-on experience through one-on-one mentorship with partnering federal/state agencies, nonprofits, tribal offices, and other community-based conservation organizations across the region.


🔧 Projects to Match YOUR Interests: Variety of host sites to match your interests and goals. Past project work includes, but is not limited to: climate resiliency, habitat restoration, wildlife surveys, science communications, nonprofit operations, rangeland science, soil monitoring, invasive species treatment, developed recreation management, GIS mapping, stream and wetland restoration, cave and karst feature surveys, conservation education and outreach, volunteer management and more.


🌍 Meaningful Contributions: Be part of tangible climate change solutions and make a difference in your community. Your efforts will leave a lasting impact on the environment.


💼 Professional Development: Develop transferable skills crucial for a successful career in the natural resources field. MCC ensures that your experience is not just a job but a stepping stone towards your professional goals.


🎓 AmeriCorps Education Award: Upon completing the program, receive a $2,626.27 AmeriCorps Education Award to support your educational journey.


💰 Living Allowance: Enjoy a competitive living allowance of $1,080 bi-weekly.


🌈 Member Assistance Program: Access free 24/7 confidential mental health counseling, medical advocacy, financial assistance, life coaching, and more. We care about your well-being!


See a video about our Individual Placement Programs here!


Program Details:

  • Term Dates: 5/15/2024 – 10/4/2023
  • Location: Varies based on host site placement
  • Application Deadline: Rolling basis – Early applications welcomed!
  • Apply Here: MCC Conservation Fellow Application



  • High school degree or GED
  • Minimum age of 17
  • Recent college graduate preferred, but not required (can graduate in May of 2024)
  • U.S. Citizenship or lawful permanent U.S. Resident
  • Strong desire to serve the community and the environment
  • Physical ability to meet the demands of the position
  • Personal transportation required



  • Accomplish project goals to the standards and satisfaction of 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 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
  • Serve full term within the state of service from committed start to end date



  • 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


The MCC Conservation Fellow works under the supervision of Montana Conservation Corps 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 Fellows 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 Fellows are responsible for keeping host site supervisors and MCC staff informed through bi-weekly paperwork. 


Join Us in Making a Difference!


While this position description describes the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position, it is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All Montana Conservation Corps positions may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities.


MCC is committed to being diverse, welcoming, and inclusive. We are working to reduce barriers to participating in our programs. This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information, and military service. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.  Learn more about Identity and Equity @ MCC!


Don't miss out on this chance to combine your passion for conservation with a transformative learning experience! Apply now and be a part of something bigger.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Early applications are welcomed!




For any questions, contact us at or 406-587-4475 ext. 105.


🌱 Empowering Conservation Leaders for a Sustainable Future. 🌱