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Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa

  • 425 Jackson Avenue Northwest, Elk River, MN
  • conservationcorps.org

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Clean Water Corpsmember


min experience

salary range

$2k - $2k / month

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
Work Visa Sponsoring Available

Job Overview

Clean Water Corpsmembers serve alongside a natural resource professional in a Minnesota Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) during the summer, learning hands-on skills in managing soil and water resources. Corpsmembers assist with service and groundwater monitoring programs, wetland and watercourse inventories and assessments; prepare documents for cost-share and easement programs; conduct field surveys and site inspections and prepare reports; and coordinate and conduct educational programs and activities. Corpsmembers may also communicate with local landowners to develop management plans, gather input on best practices and provide education materials on water resources.

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa envisions a world where everyone has equitable access to nature, is equipped to succeed in career and life, and is empowered to make a difference in conserving natural resources.

Women, BIPOC, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


We are looking to enroll one Corpsmember in each of the following locations:

Dates: May 16 – August 15

Central MN
Sherburne SWCD in Elk River, MN
Ramsey SWCD in Maplewood, MN
Scott SWCD in Jordan, MN

North MN
Crow Wing SWCD in Brainerd, MN
Aitkin SWCD in Aitkin, MN
North Saint Louis SWCD in Virginia, MN
Koochiching SWCD in International Falls, MN
Becker SWCD in Detroit Lakes, MN
Traverse SWCD in Wheaton, MN
Lake SWCD in Two Harbors, MN –
Lake of the Woods SWCD in Baudette, MN
Pennington SWCD in Thief River Falls, MN

South MN
Renville SWCD in Olivia, MN
Mower SWCD in Austin, MN
Dodge SWCD in Dodge Center, MN
Sauk River Watershed District in Sauk Center, MN
Goodhue SWCD in Goodhue, MN
Fillmore SWCD in Preston, MN
Winona SWCD in Lewiston, MN

Dates: May 16 – November 15
Central MN
Ramsey SWCD in Maplewood, MN
Scott SWCD in Jordan, MN

Service Term: 450-900-hour AmeriCorps positions


  • Living Allowance: $2,076/month
  • Education Award: $1,718.25 – $3,247.50 eligible and upon successful completion of program
  • Housing Reimbursement: $100/month (reimbursable upon proof of payment)
  • Student loan forbearance (on qualifying student loans)
  • Training, certifications, networking



  • US Citizen, national, or permanent resident (per AmeriCorps eligibility guidelines)
  • Ability and desire to work well with others in a team setting, outdoors and in all weather conditions
  • Commitment to upholding Corps values of safety, service, respect, equity and community
  • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
  • Academic and/or field experience in natural resources preferred.
  • Knowledge of GIS software and GPS use preferred.
  • Farming and agricultural knowledge including tractor operation and/or trailer pulling experience is preferred.


For more details and a complete list of locations, qualifications, duties, and benefits, please visit our application page.


Apply online: conservationcorps.org/join

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