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Youth Empowerment Steward (YES)- Community Engagement


Individual Placement/Internships

Job Location

Beckley, West Virginia

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             Youth Empowerment Steward – Stewards Individual Placements


Term of positions is 12 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk


Beckley, WV

Living Allowance:

$580 /week

AmeriCorps Award:

Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $1,678.57 (pre-tax).

Start Date:


Application Due Date:

Preference given to applicants that submit application by 5/27/2022

Title of Position

Youth Empowerment Steward – Community Engagement


Youth Empowerment Steward (YES) – Stewards Individual Placements

Start date: June 6 (or until filled)

End date: (12 weeks after the start date)

This is a full-time, seasonal 450-hour AmeriCorps National Service position. 

Contact: Sam Forsythe



Program Description

Join us and learn about a career in land management and conservation programming while operating as a critical voice for access within our public lands. Youth Empowerment Stewards (YES) internships are seasonal, 12-week positions supported Conservation Legacy’s Stewards program. YES internships are available to individuals with a disability 18-26 years of age and Veterans up to age 35. 


Position Details

Stewards Individual Placement Program (SIPP) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. The YES program interns focusing on barriers to entry for individuals with disabilities in the outdoor workplace. This position will be working as a YES Intern assisting in the understanding, strengthening, and growth of our Youth Empowerment Steward service opportunity. This position will focus heavily on engaging, recruiting, and supporting the next generation of land stewards from within the disability community. The Stewards YES member will assist in the creation of an outreach and engagement plan, equip staff with a process for engaging candidates, create materials to share this opportunity more broadly, and build relationships with schools to amplify these opportunities to the individuals who seek them.



Minimum Requirements: 

  • 18-26 years of age (maximum 35 years old for Veterans with valid DD-214)
  • US citizen or legal resident
  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work
  • Pass background checks: all offers of positions are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and Federal and/or State criminal background
  • Expected to take a serious attitude toward safety.
  • Substance Free
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Familiarity with research
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong Computer/internet/social media skills
  • Ability to connect with those you do not know
  • Comfortable in learning new things
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Preferred: College degree in human resources, education, community engagement, business, or similar




  • Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $1,678.57 (pre-tax).
  • Living Allowance: $580/week (pre-tax)
  • Specific program and employee resource groups to support a workplace culture of belonging including mentor opportunities and affinity spaces
  • Diversity and inclusion training for all employees
  • Flexible work arrangements to enable you to meet the requirements of your role in a way that is right for you
  • Possible student loan forbearance
  • Member Assistance Program – 3 free sessions of support with a counseling or work-life balance specialist
  • Uniform shirt and other necessary equipment are provided
  • In-service training
  • Additional subject-specific trainings may be offered
  • Depending upon the academic institution and program, this position may fulfill internship requirements 
  • Professional development opportunities (mentorship, resume support, alumni listserv, etc.) and exposure to natural resource career paths 
  • Ability to work remotely


How to Apply
Apply on-line at:  In addition to your resume, please submit a one page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position.


Stewards Individual Placements Program does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.





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