Northwest Youth Corps (NYC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering youth and young adults to become successful, resilient members of their communities. To achieve this, NYC provides a variety of outdoors, conservation-specific programs to youth and young adults throughout the Northwest emphasizing education, leadership, and personal growth.
Since 1984, NYC and its resource management partners have provided opportunities to over 19,000 youth and young adults to learn, grow, and experience success. NYC’s programs serve over 800 youth and young adults annually, with programs operating in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and California.
Positions for Ages 19-24 for Native American young adults
Dates: 6/18 - 9/26
The Tribal Stewards Program is specifically designed to provide hands on training and experience to Native American young adults who are interested in pursuing employment with conservation corps, land and water resource management agencies, and other outdoor careers. The Tribal Stewards Program integrates team-based work projects, culture relevancy, education, and on-site vocational training into an experience that prioritizes personal growth, and the development of conservation work skills. Participants will develop technical skills working on a variety of conservation projects while developing the soft skills needed to be successful in the outdoor industry.
Tribal Stewards members spend 12 weeks camping, working and traveling together as a six person team. You can expect to work on physically challenging conservation projects in many kinds of weather, gaining hands on experience in the groundwork of stewardship. Each day, you will return to camp after work and participate in community activities, including meal prep, water collection and treatment, and tool maintenance, followed by a family style dinner. Evenings will be spent on various educational and recreational activities; including formal lessons taught by team members, group discussions, and stargazing around the campfire.
- Projects take place with the Pacific Crest Trail Association in Mt. Jefferson Wilderness near Warm Spring, OR.
- Participants will earn a living allowance of $3,630 for their term of service, prorated throughout the program.
- $2,215 AmeriCorps Education Award upon the successful completion of the program.
- All crew meals, tent lodging and transportation (except to/from NYC HQ included.
- This program begins and ends at NYC offices in Eugene, OR.
- Tribal Stewards participants must be between 19 and 24 years of age at the start of the program.