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ACE Conservation Internship
American Conservation Experience — Flagstaff, AZ
Location(s): ACE currently has offices in Flagstaff, Arizona, St. George, Utah, and Santa Cruz, California. Volunteers will be placed in one of the three locations and travel to various project locations throughout the internship. Conservation volunteers will be given accommodation at one of ACEs houses in Flagstaff, AZ, Hurricane, UT, or Santa Cruz, CA where they will return for their off days when not working in the field. Overview: American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a non-profit youth conservation corps offering unpaid, team-based internships for both American and International youth to take part in challenging outdoor projects in many of the most beautiful National Parks, National Forests and wilderness areas in the Western U. S. ACE is dedicated to providing professional development and service learning opportunities for emerging land managers, environmental stewards, and conservation-minded corps members in culturally diverse and naturally inspiring settings. ACE members embody an ethic of environmental stewardship, learn practical conservation skills, and explore career options while accomplishing vital conservation projects in many of Americas most spectacular open spaces. Potential applicants interested in meeting people from different countries while improving many of the most beautiful areas in the American West are strongly encouraged to apply! Position Description: ACE conservation interns participate in small teams while working and camping for up to 8 days at a time on direct service projects for the National Forest Service, National Park Service and other land management agencies. Typical projects include sustainable trail construction and maintenance, non-native species removal, fence construction, erosion control, and wilderness restoration. Conservation interns contribute their positive energy and enthusiasm to a safe and professional outdoor atmosphere while making a positive impact to the surrounding landscapes and communities. Qualifications: Proof of health insurance and US citizenship. Strong work ethic, positive attitude, and an interest/background in conservation. A 12 week minimum commitment is required. Dates of Employment: ACE accepts applications throughout the year. All positions are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis due to limited capacity and high demand for all three programs. How to Apply: 1. Visit www.usaconservation.org 2. Complete our online registration form at: http://www.usaconservation.org/volunteers/registration/american.html 3. Submit a motivational statement stating your goals, background, and reasons for wanting to participate in our program. Contact information: ACE Arizona Jeff Bousson 2900 N Fort Valley Road Flagstaff, AZ 86001 email@example.com Office: (928) 814 - 3071 ACE California Andrew Mumm 333 Soquel Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95062 firstname.lastname@example.org Office: (831) 427-1091
ACE Arizona - AmeriCorps Professional Development Internship
American Conservation Experience — Flagstaff, AZ
450/675/900 hour positions available Work location(s) will take place throughout the American Southwest. Member housing may be based out of Flagstaff, AZ or Hurricane, UT. Summary: American Conservation Experience (ACE), a non-profit conservation youth corps based in Flagstaff, AZ, provides professional development and outdoor project opportunities to young adults from a wide range of backgrounds. ACE crews work on a variety of environmental projects with several land management agencies throughout the American Southwest. ACE is seeking AmeriCorps Professional Development Interns dedicated to working 12, 16, or 24 weeks (450, 675 or 900 hours, respectively) on a combination of trails, fencing, fuels reduction, erosion control, wildlife survey, and ecological restoration projects with land management agencies (National Park Service, US Forest Service, etc.) throughout the western U.S. This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic young adults with a background in an environmental field and/or a dedicated interest in pursuing a career in conservation and environmental stewardship. These internships provide the opportunity to learn and train among professional mentors and participate in the execution of significant conservation and land management objectives. AmeriCorps Professional Development Interns will also gain leadership skills while helping to support ACE conservation volunteers who are rotated through long term projects. Qualifications: Applicants for ACEs AmeriCorps Professional Development Internship must have an established interest in conservation issues and/or a background in Forestry or a similar field, and should take evident joy in tackling challenging situations with a positive mindset. Applicants must be willing to undertake arduous physical work in all types of weather and terrain, and to participate as a team member, dedicated to ACEs mission. Preference will be given to former and graduating ACE corps members, graduated members of other conservation corps, and those with a history of committed engagement in similar volunteer and/or outdoors activities. ACEs AmeriCorps Professional Development Program is meant as a stepping stone to environmental careers and/or as a gateway to potential leadership positions within ACE as well as an interesting and rewarding way to spend up to 24 weeks working in beautiful locations. Applicants should look at this internship as a career opportunity rather than a job. Drug users, including recreational smokers of marijuana, should not consider applying, as ACE reserves the right to require drug testing and generally abhors the presence of drug users in our program. 450 hour position Start Date: May 18, 2013 End Date: August 10, 2013 Application Deadline: Until filled 675 hour position Start Date: Apprx. May 28, 2013 End Date: September 28, 2013 Application Deadline: Until filled 900 hour position Start Date: June 22, 2013 End Date: December 14, 2013 Applicati