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Join Our Team! Summer 2024

Join Our Team! Now accepting applications for our 2024 Summer AmeriCorps positions.

Conservation Nebraska is now accepting applications for our 2024 Summer AmeriCorps positions. 

The term of service will begin June 1 and go through August 15, 2024. 

This position can be used to satisfy an internship requirement. 

Interested parties should complete the form below or send questions to Conservation Nebraska's Program Director, Amanda Gangwish, at agangwish@neconserve.org.

Position Details:

Purpose: If you care deeply about our state and ensuring that Nebraska has a bright future, this opportunity is for you. In this position, you will be an AmeriCorps member serving to improve environmental stewardship in Nebraska. 

You will play an integral role in building a statewide infrastructure of Nebraskans who care deeply about the environment. 

 

What is AmeriCorps: AmeriCorps is a federal agency for volunteering, service, and civic engagement. AmeriCorps engages millions of Americans in citizen service through its programs and leads the nation's volunteer and service efforts. For more information, visit americorps.gov.

 

Benefits of Serving as an AmeriCorps member:

  • Living stipend, $6,500
  • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, $1,956.35. You can use your education award to repay qualified student loans and to pay certain educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs.
  • This position can be used to satisfy an internship requirement
  • Become part of a prestigious network of AmeriCorps members from across the country

Minimum Education Level: High school diploma or GED

Other Requirements: Car and driver's license highly recommended

Position Description:

As an AmeriCorps member with Conservation Nebraska, you will build local capacity to manage Nebraska's natural resources by increasing knowledge of and concern for the most important issues facing our state. You will recruit, coach, and support local community volunteers in implementing conservation projects, and build partnerships between conservation professionals, local and state governments, and your fellow community members. 

Location: Hastings, Grand Island, Lincoln, Omaha

Your Responsibilities will Include: 

  • Planning and implementing educational events on conservation topics and issues facing our state
  • Recruiting and managing community volunteers
  • Helping community volunteers organize educational events and/or community discussions focused on conservation issues
  • Helping community volunteers organize service-learning projects that benefit local partners
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of conservation projects
  • Door-to-door canvassing and/or phone banking
  • Maintaining accurate contact records of people engaged in the program
  • Manage collection and analysis of data
  • Expanding and strengthening partnerships between Conservation Nebraska and local entities already working on conservation issues across the state
  • Reporting progress regularly to Conservation Nebraska staff
Project and AmeriCorps Service Focuses:
  • Our Legacy Nebraska: focus on environmental justice issues
  • Nitrate Awareness and Water Quality: focus on water quality issues facing Nebraska including nitrates, atrazine, lead, uranium, and PFAs
  • Sustainable Food: assist the development of a more integrated and sustainable local food system
  • Volunteer Management and Development: focus on growing and strengthening Conservation Nebraska's volunteer base
  • Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency: focus on highlighting the clean energy potential of Nebraska and rebates/incentives that community members can utilize to save money
  • Project Energy Nebraska: focus on helping communities research and develop around a greenhouse gas inventory
  • Community Gardens: aide in the maintenance and expansion of Conservation Nebraska's community gardens
  • Land Management and Restoration: aide in the maintenance and expansion of local spaces through native plant/pollinator work, beautification projects, tree plantings, and cleanups 
AmeriCorps Common Ground Summer 2024 Application
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