Conservation Internship Program

The Idaho Conservation Corps Internship program is an innovative AmeriCorps Program designed to provide hands on training and experience to those interested in pursuing employment with land and water resource management agencies, and other outdoor careers. The program is a cooperative effort designed to address community, environmental, and resource management projects.



Interpretation and Education Intern - Craters of the Moon National Monument
National Parks Service - Arco, ID

Application Deadline: Sunday, March 15th

The intern will communicate with the public and educational groups about the natural and cultural resources of Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve (CRMO), staff the visitor center and provide orientation and information about CRMO and the National Park Service including recreational opportunities and park regulations, and provide educational programs to students focusing on the significance of volcanic resources at CRMO. This will include leading guided cave walks and hikes, giving formal presentations, and roving trails. Training is provided to learn interpretive/educational techniques and methods. Time is also provided to research and compile the content for each interpretive and educational program with the help of a mentor and supervisor. The selected intern will complete the 10 week program from March-June 2020 (exact start/ end dates dependent on availability and date of hire). The member will average 40 hours of labor per week, minus holidays.


To apply, please use the application form below and select "ICC - Craters Interpretation" as the position.


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Conservation Education Resources Assistant - Salmon Challis
United States Forest Service - Challis, ID

Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 31st or Until Filled

The Forest Service partners with Idaho State Parks and Recreation, Land of the Yankee Fork Historical Association (Custer), and the Dredge Historical Association to interpret and preserve the settlement and mining history in the Yankee Fork River drainage. The ghost town of Custer as well as the Yankee Fork Gold Dredge receive thousands of visitors each year, making this area among the Forest’s busiest (if not the busiest) day use sites. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, this intern will be at the town site to assist volunteers, Forest, and State personnel in welcoming visitors and interpreting the history of the area for them. Tours as well as a slide show are provided to all visitors. Site interpreters also spend countless hours teaching the art of gold panning to young and old alike. The term length is from May-October (exact start/ end dates are dependent on date of hire and will be based on the 960 required hours of service).


To apply, please use the application form below and select "ICC - Conservation Education Resources Assistant" as the position.


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Special Uses Resources Assistant - Caribou Targhee
United States Forest Service - Idaho Falls, ID

Application Deadline: Monday, March 2nd or Until Filled

The Caribou-Targhee National Forest has a large recreation and trails program, including lands/recreation special uses. This position would learn all aspects of the recreation, trails and special uses programs working with various ranger districts across the forest. Travel to various ranger districts will be required on government time in a government vehicle. Duty station will be Palisades Ranger District in Idaho Falls or Ashton Ranger District in Ashton, Idaho. Currently, there is no vacancy on the Caribou-Targhee to move an intern into, but the forest is interested in training someone for the program. If a position becomes available, this intern would be considered for the position. Term length is 24 weeks (960 hours total), from late March/ early April – September. Exact start and end dates are dependent on date of hire and completion of required 960 hours of service.


To apply, please use the application form below and select "ICC - Special Uses Resources Assistant" as the position.


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Submit Your Application

Please use the following form to submit your application. If there are no open positions, you may submit an incomplete application and follow-up with an email to to request more information.



For questions or concerns regarding the application process, please contact the Internship Program Officer:

Javier Luna
(208) 805-0325