Searching for a great career building opportunity this Fall? 

Northwest Youth Corps and Idaho Conservation Corps are currently recruiting for many paid fall positions. Whether you are between schools, taking a gap year, or looking to gain more experience for your future career, we have a spot for you. The challenge and simplicity of weeks spent working outside on meaningful conservation projects will give you the chance to gain perspective, learn new skills, meet new friends, and discover new opportunities.


Crew Member Positions: Offering fall programs for both youth (ages 16-19) and young adults (ages 19+). Participants earn money for their work in the form of either a stipend (youth program) or AmeriCorps living allowance (adult program). Both payments are given in the form of a check that can be spent as you wish. Young adult participants are also eligible to receive an AmeriCorps education award that is a lump sum payment to be used to pay for education related expenses such as tuition or school loan repayment.


Leader Positions: Recruiting fall leaders age 21+ to oversee both youth and young adult conservation crews. Many different types of leadership positions are available in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Leaders live and work outdoors on meaningful conservation projects while empowering the next generation of conservation heroes. Wilderness first aid certification or greater is preferred.

Quick links for Fall positions

Youth Positions Young Adult Positions Leader Positions

Empowering the next generation

Northwest Youth Corps offers a challenging education and job-training experience that helps youth and young adults from diverse backgrounds develop the skills they need to lead full and productive lives. Our programs include residential conservation crews for both youth and young adults, local community crews, an internship program for college aged participants, a fully accredited high school, and a two-acre organic farm.

Build Your Future

Whether you are looking for an amazing summer work experience or looking to gain specific skills for a future career with land management agencies, Northwest Youth Corps has an opportunity for you.

Through your service, working on meaningful conservation projects will allow you to gain a fresh perspective, learn new skills, meet new people, and discover new opportunities and career pathways.


Working to Diversify the outdoors

Northwest Youth Corps and our land management agencies have teamed up to offer single identity crews, in addition to our standard crews, designed to offer empowering opportunities for those who have historically been excluded from conservation and careers in natural resource management. We are currently serving youth and young adults who identify as members of Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Native American, LatinX and/or LGBTQ+ communities. The goal is to provide a safe space to build confidence and self-esteem, and to learn the skills needed to be successful. After a successful experience, crewmembers serving on these crews often carry on to other opportunities with NYC, other Corps, and the land management agencies we partner with. 

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