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[Image description: Five MCC Members standing in front of a USDA Forest Service cabin, smiling whilst wearing their backpacks.]



Montana Conservation Corps is adventure with purpose!  It is getting outside in amazing places and bettering our world for those to come.  It is the swing of a pick mattock to build trail, GIS mapping, planting willows along a stream, pulling noxious weeds, cutting downed trees off a trail, and so much more.  It is pride in teaching and learning skills around leadership and Leave No Trace, and building a sense of community. 

Come join MCC in one of our many opportunities to have an adventure with purpose.  We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply. 


Young Adult Crews (18+ yrs old):  Serving with Montana Conservation Corps will develop you as a person, a citizen, and as a leader while working outdoors in the wild and rugged landscapes of Montana and the Northern Rockies. For nearly 30 years, we have brought young people together to work on meaningful conservation projects while developing leadership, communication, teamwork and job skills. Through your term of service you will gain skills, confidence, and a tangible experience of affecting change. In turn, you will perform substantial service that provides lasting benefit for public lands and communities.

Our Individual Placement Programs (18+ yrs old) include the Big Sky Watershed Corps and the Conservation Intern/Fellow programs.  As an AmeriCorps member serving in our programs, you are invited to contribute to lasting conservation efforts in Montana and the surrounding states. You will be placed with a federal or state agency, nonprofit, tribal office, or other community-based conservation organization to work and be mentored by conservation professionals. MCC staff will meet with you biweekly to provide guidance and advice.  You will also participate in additional MCC-facilitated training opportunities to maximize your experience.

Youth Programs:  Our High School Expedition and Youth Conservation Corps crews with federal partners are 2-8 public service experiences for Montana teens ages 14 to 17. Youth Members spend their time outdoors, camping, learning, exploring and serving on priority conservation projects to improve wildlife habitat and recreation resources like trails and campgrounds on our beloved public lands.  Expedition crews work, serve, and learn in some of Montana’s wildest places!  

Indigenous Crews: Joining the Piikuni Lands Crews are special teams for indigenous youth and young adults. Crew members work on ancestral lands to develop skills and learn about cultural values. Through this experience, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable job skills including trail maintenance, wildlife surveying, fencing, facilities maintenance, and much more. In addition to technical skills, you stand to gain experience in teamwork, effective communication, and leadership. 

Staff Positions: MCC is the place where we laugh, work hard, and are proud of our mission.  At MCC, you’ll find unique and fun coworkers, a comfortable work environment, the ability to dress casually and get dirty, and one heck of a holiday celebration. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity!