Montana Americorps Conservation Intern

Job Type(s): Administrative, Communications, Programs / Services, Other
Deadline: June 24, 2019 12:00 am
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General Program Overview:
MCC Conservation Interns work under the supervision of Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) staff and host site supervisors to complete MCC and partner projects.
Primary responsibilities of the position 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. The Conservation Intern may have recurring access to vulnerable populations.

Position Specifics: 
AmeriCorps term of service with Montana Conservation Corps serving with the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument Interpretive Center in Fort Benton, Montana. Member will work to maintain facility and museum exhibits and provide educational talks to school groups and the general public. The member will learn the proper care and preservation of historic artifacts and sites located within the Monument and museum and work closely with the interpretive center staff in the creation of new educational programs.

Position Dates: 6/26/19 – 10/4/19 (start date may be negotiable)
Living Allowance: $504 bi-weekly
AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of term: $2321.00

Programmatic Duties:
Accomplish project goals to the standards and satisfaction of MCC and host site supervisors/partners at the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument Interpretive Center
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

Qualifications – Must Have
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
Effective written and oral communication skills
Valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle, ability to pass a motor vehicle records check, US Citizenship or ability to work in the US

Preferred Qualifications:
Public speaking
Creative writing
Youth education
Interest in history, museum, curation and historic preservation