Apply now for summer jobs with Conservation Corps Minnesota
Youth, ages 15-18, will be based at a residential program site in St. Croix State Park for eight weeks. They will travel in crews led by staff members to various state and federal lands to camp out and work on conservation projects.
“Participants can expect to work hard on projects such as trail construction, erosion control, bridge and boardwalk building, and invasive exotic plant removal,” said Eric Antonson, youth programs manager.
The outdoor residential nature of the Summer Youth Corps provides an unique opportunity for youth to develop and strengthen leadership skills, work ethic, camping skills, and an understanding and appreciation for the natural environment, Antonson said.
Weekend activities include canoe trips, wilderness hikes and high-adventure challenges. The program runs June 19 through Aug. 13, and participants earn a stipend of $175 per week with room and board provided.
Applicants should enjoy working and living in a rustic outdoor environment. The Summer Youth Corps, which hires an equal number of males and females, encourages minority youth to apply. Up to 20 deaf and hard-of-hearing youth, who will work with deaf staff and trained sign language interpreters, will also be hired.
To receive an application, contact Nina Eagin at nina [dot] eagin [at] conservationcorps [dot] org or 651-209-9900.
Conservation Corps Minnesota was created in 1981 by the Minnesota Legislature to do two things – engage youth and young adults in enhancing natural resources and provide opportunities for training and life skills development.