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Southwest Conservation Corps Now Accepting Applications for NPS Community Assistance Fellowship Program

Southwest Conservation Corps Now Accepting Applications for NPS Community Assistance Fellowship Program
National Park Service – Community Assistance Fellows

APPLY ONLINE DEADLINE DEC 9th, 2013.

Length: Full-time, 10 month position
Location: New York City, Seattle, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Fayetteville AR, and Washington DC (4 positions), and Intermountain West (site TBD)
Living Allowance: $300 week, health insurance provided if desired
AmeriCorps Award: Community Assistance Fellows are eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of the education award is $5,550.
Ages:Preferred minimum age is 21, maximum age is 30.
Start Date: Positions starting January 27, 2014
Specific training: In-person training for all trainees, hands-on work experience
Application Due Date: Preference will be given to Applications received on or before Dec. 9th.


Program Basics
In addition to protecting and managing America’s 401 national parks, the National Park Service (NPS) also operates programs that extend throughout the nation to connect all Americans to their parks, trails, rivers, and other special places. The Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program helps community groups, nonprofits, state and local governments, and tribes plan parks and trails, conserve and improve access to rivers and natural areas, and create recreation opportunities through locally led partnerships.
NPS - Community Assistance Fellows will be placed with participating RTCA and related program sites and will be provided opportunities to receive training and experience. The NPS-Community Assistance Fellows Program introduces Fellows to NPS-RTCA sites to work in a mentored environment for a full year. Fellows will be helping RTCA staff organize, strategize, build…

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