Conservation Intern – TRAILS POSITION, Montana

Are you passionate about the environment, have a strong backcountry skills, and are looking to gain professional development in a conservation-related field with a federal agency? Check out this amazing opportunity!

Conservation Intern – Trails Position

MCC’s Conservation Intern (CI) program provides opportunities for young adults to gain professional experience in a conservation-related field. The primary duties of this position will be related to trail maintenance and wilderness work. The CI will be aiding with trail maintenance on forest system trails, trail structure installation, wilderness patrols, wilderness encounters monitoring, and wilderness campsite monitoring. Other opportunities for service activities may include invasive weed inventory/removal, campsite rehabilitation, developed recreation assistance, trailhead maintenance, etc. This CI will also be helping with various volunteer projects on the district.

Location: Custer-Gallatin National ForestĀ  Livingston, Montana

Position Dates: 5/15/19 – 10/4/19

Living Allowance: $504 bi-weekly

Housing will be provided!

AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of the program.

The Conservation Intern program is designed to make a measurable difference in local conservation efforts while strengthening the professional experience of our members. Skills obtained through this position would include, but not be limited to: chainsaw and crosscut saw training, defensive horsemanship, stock packing, defensive driving, Forest Service agency orientation, first aid/CPR (if needed), tool maintenance, trail maintenance skills and monitoring/inventory training (involving special GPS units and data input). Other skills would include backcountry living skills and teamwork. Additional opportunities may be available throughout the summer.


– Strong backcountry skills

– High school degree or GED

– Minimum age of 18

– Available for duration of entire term of serviceĀ  (May 15 – October 4)

– US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident

– Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check

– Willingness to work long hard hours in all weather conditions

– Ability to provide personal transportation to worksites, housing, and trainings

– Experience working on trails would be preferred



Questions? Contact Mandy Hedstrom at or 406-587-4475.