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Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps

Career Resources

Now that your term with ACC is over, it’s time to look for your next opportunity! Here are some resources to help you with your future endeavors.


CORPS JOBS

Did you love your ACC term, but want to see what other conservation corps opportunities there are? Conservation Legacy has a number of programs, all engaging individuals and strengthening communities through service and conservation.

The Corps Jobs Exchange: A Facebook group that connects youth corps members with career-oriented opportunities where they can build on their corps experience. Be sure to check out recent posts to see additional opportunities from our partners and sponsors!

The Corps Network: There are always new openings in corps across the country. Check to see if a corps near you has open applications!

The Student Conservation Association: SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.


OTHER CONSERVATION JOBS

Conservation Legacy: AmeriCorps alums are encouraged to apply for staff openings!

Conservation Job Board: Find jobs in conservation, natural resources, ecology, wildlife, forestry, botany, marine biology, fisheries, and environmental education.

Texas A&M: A great place to find biology and conservation related jobs. Both seasonal and full time positions are posted here, and the website is very user-friendly.

National Wildlife Federation: You can search for jobs, internships, fellowships, and volunteer opportunities. Internship opportunities are nationwide and in the areas of conservation, education, fundraising, communications, legal work, and publications.

The Nature Conservancy: Apply to work at one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world, The Nature Conservancy! 


GOVERNMENT JOBS

Want to work for the National Park Service, Forest Service, or Bureau of Land Management? The place to look for all of those jobs, and more, is USA Jobs!

Applying for jobs on USA Jobs can be a little tricky. It is highly recommended that you read up on some tips before creating a profile. Below are some helpful links to use when building a resume for USA jobs:

There are also plenty of great tutorials on YouTube.

Also consider looking into state jobs! Most states have a website where state jobs, including positions in state parks, are listed. Check out the Virginia State Jobs Website here.


OTHER OUTDOOR JOBS

Love working outdoors but tired of swinging a pick all day? There are tons of opportunities that will still get you outside! Consider working with a guiding program, as an environmental educator, or at a summer camp.

Backdoor Jobs: Job listings for short-term adventure jobs and international opportunities.

Coolworks: Jobs in great places! Features short-term jobs, summer jobs, and non-government jobs within many national parks.

Outdoor Industry Jobs: Includes winter sports, bike industry, and fly fishing jobs, as well as many others!

Outdoor Ed: A list of current outdoor education jobs.


NON PROFIT JOBS

Idealist: A job search engine for non profit jobs across the country.

Nonprofit-jobs.org: Listings of current non profit openings.


MORE RESOURCES

Cyber-Sierra’s Natural Resources

AmeriCorps Alum Job Openings

Employers of National Service


OTHER RESOURCES

Need help creating a resume, working on a cover letter, or other application tips?

Resume-help.org & ResumeGenius: Both have plenty of sample resumes to look at, as well as helpful tips.

Georgetown University: Provides a simple guide for writing a cover letter.

Glassdoor: Provides tips for writing an A+ cover letter.

Indeed: Provides great interview suggestions.

 

Also, if you are a current or former college student don't be afraid to reach out to your college's career center! Most colleges and universities have folks on staff who can sit down with you and help you build or edit your resume.