Conservation Corps Minnesota has summer work program
High school youth may apply until April 20 for one of 130
positions available with the Conservation Corps Minnesota summer
conservation work program.
“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
director for Conservation Corps Minnesota.
Youth ages 15-18 will be based for four weeks at a residential program
site in central Minnesota. They will travel in crews led by staff
members to various state and federal lands to camp out and work on
conservation projects. The majority of projects occur in conjunction
with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
The outdoor residential nature of the Summer Youth Corps provides a
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-
The first four-week session runs June 16 through July 14. The second
session runs July 21 through Aug. 17. Participants earn a stipend of
$185 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 apply, contact Nina Eagin at firstname.lastname@example.org or