The Corps is mostly composed of young adults aged 18-25 who are considering land management as a potential career or course of study, but all ages and interests are welcome! Corps members serve as part of a 10 person team (8 crew members and 2 crew leaders) as they explore future outdoor careers, learn practical field skills, and develop confidence as emerging leaders in the field of conservation. Crews are trained to use a variety of hand tools to complete projects, which may include trail building, trail repair, invasive species removal, re-vegetation, riparian zone restoration, and more.
Most importantly, members are able to expand their professional network while gaining invaluable advice and insight working alongside the National Park Service, US Forest Service, South Carolina State Park Service, Palmetto Conservation Foundation’s corporate partners, and volunteers.
No conservation experience is needed but a love of the outdoors will be necessary. Crew members must be willing to work hard, maintain positive attitudes with atypical work days and work well as part of a team.
Fall Term: 900 hours (August-February) – 2023 Fall Term is FULL, but please continue to apply if you would like to be added to the waitlist!
Spring Term: 900 hours (February-July) – Accepting Applications in September
- Living allowance
- Fall 2023: $9,000
- Fall 2024: TBD
- Health Insurance (if eligible)
- Transportation to and from service sites
- Wilderness First Aid Certification
- Chainsaw Certification
- Eligible for a Segal Education Award upon successful completion of service