Summer conservation crews offer paid opportunities for youth

Youth participants in the Conservation Corps, Date and location not given | Photo courtesy of Conservation Corps, St. George News

CEDAR CITY — Dixie National Forest and Southern Utah University are seeking youth applicants between the ages of 15-21 to work as either Youth Conservation Corps members or crew leaders as part of what they are calling a “rewarding outdoor summer job opportunity.” The program will provide an opportunity to meet new friends, learn new skills, gain leadership responsibilities, have fun and develop a career resume all while getting paid.

Youth participants in the Conservation Corps., Date and location not given | Photo courtesy of Conservation Corps, St. George News
Youth participants in the Conservation Corps, Date and location not given | Photo courtesy of Conservation Corps, St. George News

Those 21 years old or older are invited to apply to be a Youth Conservation Corps crew leader, and those between 15-18 years old can apply for crew members positions.

Crews will be composed of 5-7 high school-aged members conducting work related to Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation in some of the most beautiful places in Southern Utah. Crews are located in Cedar City, Panguitch, Escalante and St. George.

Not only is this a paid hourly job, but all participants will learn about the natural environment and management of the Dixie National Forest while participating in hands-on projects and educational field trips throughout the summer.

Crews will work on watershed restoration, trail clearing, recreation site maintenance and fence building projects across the Dixie National Forest. All  conservation crew project work will be physically intensive, carried out in rugged outdoor environments and exposed to varying weather conditions. All participants will be trained in first aid and CPR, defensive driving, outdoor skills and safety. 

Application Instructions:

YCC Crew Leaders participating in the Conservation Corps, Date and location not given | Photo courtesy of Conservation Corps, St. George News
  • For more details or to apply for crew member positions, click here; for more details or to apply for a crew leader position, click here.
  • Click on the IIC Application on the right hand side
  • Fill in application and save it to your computer
  • Submit application, a cover letter, a resume, one letter of recommendation and contact information for three references to Caleb Smith, CIC Crew Assistant Manager, or Miranda Gubler, Intergovernmental Internship Cooperative, Internship Coordinator.

For more information, contact Caleb Smith at 435-586-5020 or email cic@suu.edu.

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