USFS Trails and Wilderness Internship in Colorado

Great opportunity to increase your changes of getting a job with the US Forest Service!  This position involves living in the beautiful Flat Tops Wilderness Area while improving trails and other facilities within the district.  For more information see position description below or visit

Partner Agency: US Forest Service – Blanco Ranger District

Position:       Individual Placement – Trails and Wilderness Crew Member

Positions Available:    1

Location:       Meeker, CO

Tentative Session Dates:        May 29th, 2018- August, 2018, upon
completion of 450 hours.  Full-time, temporary, exempt

Stipend:         $520 Weekly stipend

AmeriCorps Benefits:    Anticipated $1538 AmeriCorps Education Award
(450-hour term)

Plus:   Bunkhouse housing provided for a minimal fee.

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps’ Mission
Our mission is to engage young people in the outdoors, inspiring them to use their strengths and potential to lead healthy, productive lives.  We teach responsibility for self, community, and environment through teamwork, service, and experiential education

Program Overview:
This position will work with a crew of approximately 5 members.  The primary duties of this position will be to aid in the log-out and maintenance of pedestrian/equestrian trails on the Blanco Ranger District.  Many of the district trails are located within the Flat Tops Wilderness Area.  Crosscut saws and hand tools will be used for log-out and trail maintenance in the wilderness.  Crosscut saw training will be provided by the Forest Service.  This position will also collect wilderness campsite inventory information and encounter information in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area.  This position will model Leave No Trace ethics while camping and working. This position requires overnight camping in remote locations for up to 10 days.  It also requires
extensive hiking (up to 12 miles per day) and strenuous labor.

General Qualifications:
Experience: No previous experience in recreation management necessary.
Intern must have good communication and people skills and be able to work with and communicate effectively with a wide range of people and personalities. Intern must have the ability to work unsupervised.

Intern must be able to work as a team member.  Intern must be responsible, and if living in government housing, must keep his/her space clean.

Driving: If intern will be driving a RMYC or host agency vehicle, intern
must be a minimum age of 21 (required by RMYC insurance policy).
Pre-service background screening required including FBI background check

        High School Diploma or Higher
        U.S. Citizenship or permission to work in the US
        Must be 16 to 30 years old at the start of the internship – This
position is supported by the Public Lands Hiring Authority which requires candidates to be between the ages of 16 to 30.

Apply Now!
To apply, please submit an updated resume and letter of interest to