River Source Summer Internship

Summer Internship at River Source in Santa Fe, New Mexico

The position is open to students grades 10-12 or in college with a strong interest in natural resource and water and watersheds. This is a paid internship with flexible work hours for approximately 60 hours of work spread over approximately 6 weeks starting in mid-June and ending in late July. We are located in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the intern must be able to provide transportation to get to the starting worksite at 2300 West Alameda in Santa Fe.

Position Description

– Who can apply: 16-20 year-old students attending high school or Santa Fe Community

College, preferably in Santa Fe, New Mexico – Interns will work with River Source staff in the office and on 2-4 field days to measure

water quality, assist in restoration work to address soil erosion and water harvesting needs, and help educate Santa Fe youth about the importance of water and watersheds.

Other tasks may focus on:

• Upkeep of Watershed Watch citizen science database, including data entry.

• Helping organize equipment and storage area and calibrating equipment.

The successful applicant will receive $11-$14 per hour depending upon experience.

To apply: Please email your 3 required documents as attachments to riversource1@gmail.com with “intern application Summer 2019” in the subject line.

1. Application (attached to this document) – you can write or type your response 2. Cover letter 3. Resume

Internship period: Beginning in the week of June 17 and going until July 26. The schedule will be flexible. approximately 60 hours of paid work will be spread over this time period with several days being critical for conducting specific field work tasks.

Deadline: Thursday, May 28, 2019

For any questions, please contact rich@riversource.net

River Source supports people living as good stewards of their watersheds since 1997 www.riversource.net


Alteration of the formatting of this application is acceptable, however the questions must remain the same

Name: Date:

Phone Number: Email address:

Current School:

Status this school year (Junior / Senior – High School or Community College/Trade School)

1. What aspect of River Source are you most interested in? Why?

2. How might this internship impact your future?

3. What do you want to do after high school?

4. Why should we hire you for this position?

5. Do you enjoy spending time outdoors? What types of activities do you like to do?

6. Do you have any trips planned for this summer? If so, when?

7. Do you have a reliable way to get to River Source for work?

Reference Information:

Cannot be anyone related to you.

Name Phone Email How does this person

know you?

# years he/she has known you

Forest Stewards Guild is hiring!

The Forest Stewards Youth Corps is hiring Crew Members for two crews based out of the Mountainair and Espanola U.S. Forest Service Ranger Districts. The fall Fire & Fuels program runs 12-weeks from August 19th until November 8th. We are also hiring for the Crew Leader position on the Mountainair Ranger District. Crews will complete natural resource management projects and participate in prescribed fire operations when conditions and weather permit.

To apply as a Crew Member complete the online application, which is available here and at the following link https://forms.gle/v76UYeA4cXkTxLWi7. There will be two rounds of hiring. Round one will be for applications received on or before April 28th. Round two will be for applications received on or before June 9thApply early to be included in the first round!!

To apply as a Crew Leader email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Matt Piccarello (matt@forestguild.org). Use the email subject “yourlastname_2019FSYC_leader_app.” The position is open until filled so apply early!!

Please visit www.forestguild.org/fsyc for more information. Contact Matt Piccarello (matt@forestguild.org) with any questions. 

American Conservation Experience – CPO

ACE is hiring a Chief of Program Operations (CPO)!

This is a newly created position that will be responsible for the leadership, development and management of ACE’s Crew, Intern (EPIC) and Youth programs. The CPO will lead recruiting, hiring and supporting, a team of talented and savvy program leads, develop and support the implementation of natural resource management project opportunities, and create and successfully manage  annual budgets for each program. With the leadership team, the CPO will develop an overall programmatic vision and strategy for ACE. The CPO is ultimately responsible for ensuring that ACE programs are compliant with financial, safety and legal requirements while pursuing strategic and sustainable growth.

We are looking for someone who shares our dedication in providing rewarding environmental service opportunities that harness the idealism and energy of a volunteer labor force to help restore America’s public lands.  We want someone who understands partnerships and our partners. 

You can find the position here: 


JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT RMYC – Field Coordinator, Supervisors, Summer Corpsmembers, and more!

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps is currently hiring both full-time staff and seasonal Corpsmembers.  Please help us get the word out by sharing this information with your family, friends, and peers who love the outdoors!

1) Conservation Field Coordinator (Albuquerque): The Field Coordinator will provide technical & personal support to Rocky Mountain Youth Corps crews in the field. This individual will oversee & deliver technical conservation trainings for RMYC Crew Members, & oversee operation logistics, especially those tied to technical skills training, tools, gear, & vehicles. This individual will have a strong in-field presence, & will support crew members in accordance with RMYC guidelines & the philosophy of Positive Youth Development. Finally, the Field Coordinator will play an active role in the personal & professional development of RMYC Crew Members, including their transition from RMYC to their next ventures.
2) Urban Tree Crew Supervisor (Albuquerque): The Conservation Program Coordinatorprovides logistical, technical, and administrative support to multiple crews of young adults, ages 17-25, who are completing conservation projects throughout New Mexico. Key areas of support include project coordination, technical skills training, risk management, personnel management, and youth development. This is a full-time, permanent position based in Albuquerque, NM.
3) Conservation Crew Member, Chainsaw Crew (Taos): Join an AmeriCorps conservation crew working on chainsaw forest thinning projects throughout the Upper Rio Grande region of New Mexico. These are camping positions; applicants must be available for overnights up to 8 days.
4) OSAP Preventionist Assistant (Taos): Assist OSAP Preventionist in managing and monitoring day-to-day operations of the NM Office of Substance Abuse Prevention (OSAP) contract to reduce adult and youth DWI and binge drinking in Taos County.
5) American Sign Language Inclusion Crew Members (Albuquerque & Santa Fe):Join an American Sign Language Inclusion crew working on conservation projects in both Albuquerque and Santa Fe. These crews will consist of hearing, deaf, and hard-of-hearing individuals communicating primarily through American Sign Language. Serve your community as part of a team while working with other AmeriCorps members!
5) Urban Conservation Corps Members (Albuquerque):Join an American Sign conservation crew working on urban restoration and conservation.  Crews will be based out of one of these three locations: Valle de Oro Urban Wildlife Refuge, Mountain View Community Center, or Los Padillas Community Center.  These are full-time, day crew positions that begin on June 3rd and end on August 2nd.
Click here for a complete position description, and to apply online

JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT RMYC – Field Coordinator, Supervisors, Summer Corpsmembers, and more!

Mountain Kids: 2 positions open

Mountain Kids! is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

1. Enthusiastic Camp Counselors for Summer 2019
  • Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico – Camp meets at Patrick Smith Park prior to daily adventures in mountains
  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30/8 am – 4/5:30 pm, plus weekly meetings (~2 hours).
  • Dates of Employment: June 3rd-August 23rd, 2019, Staff Training – May 23-25, 2019
2. Office Manager
Please see attached Position Descriptions for more details, including how to apply!

Recreation Technicians

The Sandia Ranger District, Cibola National Forest and Grasslands in Tijeras, NM is currently advertising to fill 2 permanent recreation technician positions, a GS-4-0462 and a GS-4/5-0462.  Please find the link to the advertisements below.  Contact District Ranger Crystal Powell with any questions at:

505-281-3304 x5117  / crystal.powell@usda.gov

The GS-04-0462 Recreation Position as a Forestry Technician can be located at the link below and the vacancy is open until April 15, 2019.

 Pay scale & grade: GS 4

Salary: $30,483 to $39,623 per year

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule



For the GS-04: Applicants must have six (6) months of general experience AND six (6) months of specialized experience that is directly related to the work of the position; OR successful completion of two (2) years of study that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of courses such as forestry, agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife management, watershed management, soil science, natural resources (except marine fisheries and oceanography), outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science (no more than three (3) semester hours in mathematics is creditable); OR an appropriate combination of experience and education above high school that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of courses described above. The education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university and include courses that are related to the occupation of the position. 

Nuestra Tierra Outreach and Engagement Intern

Term: 32 hrs/week (Monday-Thursday), 12 weeks from June-August

Pay: $15/hour


Experience & Competencies

● Experienced undergraduate, recent college graduate or current graduate student in urban planning, public policy or related field, with interest in advocacy, conservation, undeserved communities, social justice, civic engagement, and/or community organizing
● Demonstrated desire to learn about and work on public land issues
● Experience drafting research papers, and/or policy issue briefs/memos
● Exemplary skills in oral, written and online communication
● Exceptional interpersonal skills and able to work with people from backgrounds both similar and different to your own
● Demonstrated strong research and analysis skills; GIS a plus
● Comfort executing program outreach, event coordination and logistical support
● Comfort with ambiguity, flexibility and adapting to shifting priorities and plans
● Track record working successfully in teams representing a rich mix of talent, backgrounds, and perspectives—across race and gender.   

Comfort with ambiguity, flexibility and adapting to shifting priorities and plans
Desired – access  to reliable transportation to support outreach activities  

The Nuestra Tierra Outreach and Engagement Intern position is an exciting new internship that will focus on helping to create and launch The Wilderness Society’s Urban to Wild (U2W)| Nuestra Tierra Albuquerque program, a new policy and advocacy program focused on closing gaps and addressing inequities in the region’s parks and open space network and facilitating connections to nature via creative transit and policy solutions within our growing urban centers and to public lands and wilderness beyond. Ultimately, the U2W | Albuquerque program strives to: 
● Create a robust and equitable network of parks, trails, and open space throughout the region by working with local parks and open-space officials as well as local federal land managers; 
● Build a broad-based coalition of partners working toward common open-space priorities; 
● Facilitate the strategic expansion of public transit opportunities to improve equitable access to public lands; and 
● Co-power an ever-growing community of public land advocates.  

Please read the full position description here, and get your cover letter and resume ready to apply!

Open Space Park Attendant

Open Space Park Attendant at Elena Gallegos

The City of Albuquerque’s Open Space Division is seeking individuals interested in working as a Park Attendant at Elena Gallegos in the Sandia Foothills. Primarily duties include assisting with special projects including trail work and annual clean-up days; monitoring trails; opening and closing the park; managing reservations; litter and graffiti control; and greeting visitors. For more information about this position, call Bill Pentler at 452-5222.

Environmental Education Assistant

The Open Space Visitor Center (OSVC) has opportunities for Environmental Education Assistants

The OSVC is seeking individuals with an interest in Environmental Education and Natural Resources to help with programs and activities. Experience in education or environmental work is preferred. Primary duties include assisting staff with the Summer Explorer Camp for youth, gardening and craft activities, weekend programs and projects such as the Pollination Celebration, Moonrise Concert Series, and more. This position’s hours are at least 20 hours per week. The schedule is flexible will require working some weekends. Applicants should be aware that much of the activities are held outdoors at the Open Space Visitor Center and other nearby Open Space managed properties such as the Petroglyph National Monument and the Rio Grande bosque. For more information about this position, call Kent Swanson 897-8865.

Ancestral Lands El Malpais National Conservation Are Internship opportunity

El Malpais National Conservation Area Individual PlacementTracking Code1556-984Job Description

Title: El Malpais National Conservation Area Individual Placement

Start/End Date:  May 6th, 2019 – May 1st, 2020

Stipend:  $528/week  (+Education Award) 

Term:  52  weeks 

Reports To:  Bureau of Land Management

Location:  Albuquerque, NM 87109

Status:  1700-hour  AmeriCorps  Service  Term 

Benefits:  AmeriCorps  Education  Award  $5,920.00  after  successful  completion 

Southwest Conservation Corps’ Mission 

It is the mission of the Southwest Conservation Corps to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment. 

Program Description: 

Join the Southwest Conservation Corps’ individual placement team and help the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) carry out it’s mission to “sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations”!

The BLM manages public lands for a variety of uses such as energy development, livestock grazing, and recreation while ensuring natural, cultural, and historic resources are maintained.

The El Malpais National Conservation Area (NCA) was established in 1987 to protect nationally significant geological, archaeological, ecological, cultural, scenic, scientific, and wilderness resources surrounding the Grants Lava Flows. The individual placement will assist with recreation enhancement and complete visitor service project within El Malpais NCA. Specific tasks include:

  • Create and complete on Junior Ranger booklet for the El Malpais NCA
    • Must be self-driven to find resources in order to research the geological, archaeological, ecological, cultural, scenic, scientific, and wilderness resources within the El Malpais NCA
    • Research resources in order to make knowledgeable suggestions for Junior Ranger booklet activities and textual content
    • Create draft text and activity design for Junior Ranger booklet – approval and assistance through lead Recreation Planner for El Malpais NCA
    • Work directly with the Visual Information Specialist to process pages for the Junior Ranger booklet
    • Should have completed project of Junior Ranger booklet by the end of the year long term
  • Assist with the creation of interpretation panels for two El Malpais NCA kiosks
    • Seek out resources and research the geological, archaeological, ecological, cultural, scenic, and wilderness resources within the El Malpais NCA
    • Create interpretation content for kiosk panels
    • Create draft text for kiosk panels seeking out approval and assistance from lead Recreation Planner
    • Work directly with the Visual Information Specialist to process panels for kiosks
    • By the end of the year-long term, intern should have two complete kiosk panels
  • Complete on Wilderness Monitoring Report for Cebolla wilderness
    • Utilize GPS in the field in order to determine location and take GPS coordinates
    • Use GIS data to populate a Wilderness Monitoring Report for Cebolla Wilderness
    • Complete one Wilderness Monitoring Report for Cebolla Wilderness by the end of the term
  • Assist with fencing repairs at El Malpais NCA recreation and parking areas

General Qualifications:  

  • Knowledge of how to use a computer for research, emails, and Microsoft Word
  • Must possess good written and oral skills
  • Must have a general idea of how to write text and create activities for the age group of 5-13
  • Must be self-driven and capable of researching and comprehending NCA resource significance
  • Must have the capacity of using acquired research of resource significance to draft relevant activities and texts
  • Ability to use ArcMap
  • Must have general knowledge or experience using a GPS unit to locate and take GIS coordinates
  • Must be capable of and comfortable with hiking outdoors in New Mexico weather for extended periods of time

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work with a variety of organizations/individuals
  • Self-starter, takes initiative, creative thinker, interest in learning new things and overall high performer

The  successful  applicant  must  be  self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision after the initial training period. The applicant must be able to maneuver and operate in a mixture of office and field work. This can include long periods of standing or walking on rough, uneven ground, bending, crouching, and stooping.  Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. Prior to starting this position a government security background clearance will be required. 


  • College Graduate Preferred
  • Social Security Card
  • Birth Certificate or Passport
  • U.S. Citizenship
    • Permanent Resident Card, INS form I-551
    • Alien Registration Card, INS form I-551
    • A passport indicating that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
    • A departure record ( INS 194) indication that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
  • Driver’s License

Apply Now! 

To apply, please submit an updated resume and letter of interest along with the online application. 

Position closes April 7, 2019.

Contact Clara at cmoulton@conservationlegacy.org with any questions.

Job Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Salary: 528.00 – 528.00 USD

Apply: Click here