Northwest Youth Corps

Internship Program Coordinator

Posted: February 19, 2021
Location: Boise, ID
Time Commitment: Full-time

Northwest Youth Corps and Idaho Conservation Corps operates a paraprofessional Conservation Internship Program for young adults ages 18-30 (35 if intern is a veteran) of varying lengths of time between 3 – 24 months. The Internship Coordinator is responsible for managing approximately 45%-50% of total Conservation Interns placements each year assuring that their experience meets and/or exceeds both member and partner expectations. The Internship Coordinator is responsible for planning and coordinating the NYC/ICC Conservation Internship program in Idaho (and other states as needed), and ensuring that all NYC/ICC positions in the coordinator’s portfolio that are associated with AmeriCorps are in compliance with AmeriCorps grant provisions. The Coordinator is the primary liaison between partners and NYC/ICC to ensure Conservation Interns follow organizational, grant, and partner policies and procedures. This position requires a person with energy and organizational skills, a person dedicated to helping young adults develop the skills they need to lead a successful life, and a person interested in promoting the growth of a generation dedicated to stewardship of our public lands and our nation’s natural communities.

Job Responsibilites

  • Collaboration: The candidate will work collaboratively with partners and program staff to provide opportunities for high-quality candidates in Internship positions. The Coordinator will also work closely with Program Staff and community partners to design and implement professional development training pathways for current interns including AmeriCorps members.
  • Recruitment & Outreach: The Internship Coordinator (IC) will focus on developing local and regional recruitment campaigns in order to generate robust applicant pools. The IC will assist the Internship Director as appropriate with partnership development and outreach.
  • Personnel: The IC is responsible for the recruitment, hiring, coordination, and performance of interns in collaboration with partners. This includes assisting with the onboarding, orientation, and support of interns serving in their portfolio.
  • Administrative: The IC is responsible for the completion of required member paperwork (quarterly and annual reports, program production summaries, accident reports, etc.). The Coordinator will ensure that paperwork is completed properly for AmeriCorps member orientations, terms of service, and program exits following compliance standards.
  • Management: The IC will assist in the management of approximately 45% - 50% of Conservation Interns placed each year. The IC will conduct field visits for each intern to assure that both members and partners are having a successful experience.
  • Program Support: The IC will take part in projects during periods when they are not directly involved in the coordination of field programs; e.g., review of program safety protocols, revision of training materials, database management, and coordination of special technical training.
  • Travel: The IC will conduct field visits, go to outreach events, and meet with partners state-wide approximately 25% of the time. During the busy months of the program year (May to August) this may be as much as 45% of their time.
  • Training: The IC will assist in creating training and engagement opportunities for interns using in-person visits, remote check-ins, and cohort webinars.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Support: The IC will promote and support organizational Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives. They will seek to remove barriers to participation in NYC programs for underrepresented populations.

Department Supervision and collaborations

  • The Internship Coordinator reports directly to the Conservation Internship Program Director located at the Eugene, OR Headquarters.
  • The Internship Coordinator will work collaboratively with other ICC employees based in Boise and can rely on the State Manager for onsite support.

Required Qualifications

  • Education: Post-secondary education (degree preferred) in a related field and/or experience in outdoor recreation, resource management, youth development or educational fields preferred.
    • Substantial experience in conservation work, youth programming, and/or working with a land management agency will be considered in lieu of Post-secondary education.
  • Experience: Relevant experience in youth leadership, outdoor recreation, environmental education, and/or natural resource management backgrounds preferred. Experience working with or for an institution of higher education and/or a land management agency is desirable.
  • Certification: Wilderness First Aid/ CPR or Basic First Aid/ CPR is desirable but not required.
    • Documentation of three years of clean driving history and be able to pass a criminal background check is required.
  • Skills: Applicants should have a high degree of skill in both oral and written communications. Confidence and comfort in working independently are essential to the success of this position, as is skill and familiarity with Microsoft suite of applications and workplace technology in general.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

  • In the performance of the job duties, the employee will work primarily in a sedentary office environment.
  • While performing the duties of this job, with or without reasonable accommodation, the employee is required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or vehicles; hike long distances; reach with hands and arms; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk, hear; and smell repeatedly.
  • Applicants must be in adequate physical condition; capable of working long hours at a desk and/or driving long distances.

**This Position Description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of employees. Duties, responsibilities, and or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.**

Salary and Benefits

Salary $35,568.00 per year. Benefit Package includes Personal Leave, Paid Holidays, Medical and Dental Coverage, Disability/Life Insurance, 401k investment plan, Professional Development, and other perks.

Application Process

Send a cover letter and resume to Jessica Johnson, Human Resources Officer at [email protected] with “Internship Coordinator” in the subject line and document attachments in word or PDF format. Please do not call or drop in. Additional program information may be found at

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