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Individual Placement Programs

Conservation Interns and Fellows

[Image Description: Two MCC members are standing in the woods together. One is holding binoculars, looking off into the distance. The other member is recording data in a handheld device.]


Conservation Interns and Fellows’ service is centered around completing natural resources-related projects within their host site community.  Project focus and outcomes vary depending on the host site. To learn more about what some past members have accomplished during their term of service check out the past member projects links on the IPP home page.  

“This experience was everything I thought it would be. I was able to develop independently, as well as with the encouragement of my site hosts. I learned valuable skills in natural resource management and recreational management and was able to put those skills to use. It was a deeply enriching experience and I can honestly say it was one of my best decisions to join this program.”

- Conservation Intern

  • Conservation Fellow

    Term Dates: 05/15/2024 – 10/04/2024
    Location: Varies based on host site placement
    Living Stipend: $1,080 bi-weekly before taxes
    AmeriCorps Education Award: $2,626.27 upon successful completion of the program
    Health Insurance: Provided at no cost
    Member Assistance Program: Free 24/7 access to confidential mental health counseling, medical advocacy, financial assistance, life coaching and more
    Public Lands Service Corps Hiring Preference: Members serving with federal land management agencies may be eligible to receive hiring preference for future federal job placement

The Conservation Interns (CI) and Fellows (CF) work throughout Montana and surrounding states with a selected partner agency referred to as a host site. They make a measurable difference in local and state conservation efforts while gaining valuable hands-on professional skills in natural resources. 

Interns and Fellows at Work