CCNM: General Intern Application - Ongoing
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Title: General Intern Application-Ongoing
Start/End Date: TBD
Term Length: 10-52 weeks
Reports To: TBD
Status: 300-hr to 1700-hr AmeriCorps Service Term; Full-time, 40-hour/week
Benefits: AmeriCorps education award; additional benefits TBD
IMPORTANT NOTE: AmeriCorps internships require U.S citizenship-CCNM is unable to sponsor individuals; Full-time positions, 40-hour work week, onsite-must not be a full-time student except for 300 or 450-hour summer internships.
AmeriCorps is the federal agency for national service and volunteerism. AmeriCorps provides opportunities for Americans of all backgrounds to serve their country, address the nation’s most pressing challenges, and improve lives and communities. Environmental stewardship programs help conserve natural habitats, improve energy efficiency, protect clean air and water, and help to mitigate the effects of climate change among other environmental efforts.
Conservation Corps New Mexico (CCNM)
Conservation Corps New Mexico, a program of Conservation Legacy and AmeriCorps partner, aims to continue the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930's. CCNM is focused on connecting youth, young adults, and recent era military veterans with conservation service work projects on public lands. CCNM operates programs across southern New Mexico and western Texas that engage individuals and strengthen communities through service and conservation. The CCNM Las Cruces office manages the Individual Placement Program.
These Individual Placement Positions are unique development opportunities. Interns are paired with a local supervisor and gain technical, hands-on experience in the work of these organizations or agencies. Site supervisors commit to facilitate career development; provide an introduction to numerous pathways within the conservation field; and create accessible, meaningful, learning opportunities and experiences for interns.
Conservation Corps New Mexico (CCNM) Individual Placement Program partners with federal, state, and local agencies, and nonprofits to provide paid AmeriCorps opportunities throughout the state. Gain valuable experience while serving with partner agencies! Our program is designed to open doors for entry-level or experienced individuals with varying levels of education.
Our internships focus on a diverse range of subjects such as geology, biology, hydrology, botany, archaeology, environmental planning, recreation, conservation, GIS, public outreach, and more. Anyone with an interest or experience in natural resource management is highly encouraged to apply!
Members receive a $500-600/wk living stipend, depending on the position. Some positions offer an additional housing allowance and are health benefit eligible. Upon successful completion, members will receive an AmeriCorps Education Award ranging from $1300-6400, depending on the length of the term. *Public Lands Corps (PLC) Certificate available may be available for Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, and National Park Service terms 4.5 months and longer. Certificate allows for competitive hiring for USA jobs/government jobs (must be between ages 18-30 inclusive, 35 for veterans, at beginning of term for PLC eligibility).
Essential Responsibilities and Functions: TBD
Minimum Qualifications: TBD
NOTE: Per federal grant requirements, most internships with our federal partners are for young adults between the ages of 18-30 (35 for veterans), inclusive, at the time the individual begins term of service.
Preferred Qualifications: TBD
- To successfully perform essential functions, the individual is required to sit, stand, walk, speak, hear, etc. May be required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl for significant periods of time and be able to safely lift 50 pounds on a routine basis. He/she must be able to operate office equipment, telephone, and computer and reach with hands and arms.
- Ability to hike and navigate in rough terrain.
- Reasonable accommodation may be made for qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Participant Essential Eligibility Requirements/Participation and Expedition Behavior:
- Work effectively as a member of a team despite potentially stressful and difficult conditions. This may require problem solving on an interpersonal or group level as well as a willingness to accept differences
- Contribute to a safe learning environment, no harassment of others for any reason
- Willingness and ability to complete all aspects of the program including conservation projects, education, training, and national service
- Effectively communicate ideas and concerns as they arise directly to supervisors, colleagues, and organization staff
- Appropriately represent Conservation Corps New Mexico, Agency Partner, and AmeriCorps to the public and partners at all times
- Flexibility, adaptability, and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work environment
Safety and Judgment:
- Effectively communicate danger to others in the form of either a warning of danger others may be encountering or a notification of personal distress, injury or need for assistance. Must be able to do so at a distance of up to 50 meters and in conditions with limited visibility or loud background noise such as darkness or high winds
- Effectively perceive and understand significant and apparent hazards and follow direction by others so that you will be able to successfully execute techniques to manage hazards. These directions may be given before the hazard is encountered or may need to be given during the exposure to the hazard. Ability to respond appropriately to stress or crises
- Stay alert and focused for several hours at a time while traveling and working in varied weather conditions.
- If taking prescription medications, participants must be able to maintain proper dosage by self- medicating without assistance from others
- In accordance with a drug free workplace, alcohol and drugs are prohibited while participating in AmeriCorps and program activities and while on organization property.
Conservation Legacy is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, political affiliation, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during application or recruiting process, please send a request to the hiring manager.
To Apply: Please submit an updated resume and cover letter along with the online application at https://corpsnm.org/individual-placement-openings . If you have questions, contact CCNM’s Individual Placement Program Director, Joy Hernández at email@example.com.
For more information about Conservation Corps New Mexico, please visit www.corpsnm.org. Conservation Corps New Mexico is a program of Conservation Legacy.
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