American Conservation Experience - EPIC & CORPS
  • Southwest Arizona
  • Boulder, CO, USA
  • Internship

Trails Crew Corps Member: 450 hour (3-month) AmeriCorps Member, Boulder Crew

American Conservation Experience

Start date: June 23, 2018
Estimated end date: September 15

Training location: Corps Members will begin and end their term at our main office in Flagstaff, Arizona. Corps Members will be responsible for travel to Flagstaff by June 23, after which ACE will provide all further transportation to and from Boulder. For applicants local to Boulder ACE may be able to assist with initial travel to Flagstaff.

Work location(s): Mount Sanitas and surrounding trails in Boulder, Colorado. Member housing is located in Boulder. At the end of the Boulder project, approximately one month of your term will take place based in Flagstaff, Arizona.


American Conservation Experience (ACE), a non-profit Conservation Corps based in Flagstaff, AZ, provides professional development opportunities to young adults interested in careers related to conservation and environmental stewardship. One week of training and orientation will take place in Flagstaff, after which ACE will provide transportation to Boulder, Colorado, where Corps Members will spend the duration of their term. Applicants to this position will live and work with a crew of 7-8 people including a crew leader. They will be responsible for improvement and maintenance of the Mount Sanitas and surrounding trails. Corps Members will develop significant rock work and trail work skills.

ACE's AmeriCorps Boulder crew member is a competitive position designed for motivated and high-achieving individuals seeking leadership opportunities in the conservation field.  Previous AmeriCorps Members in this position have moved on to positions of seniority within ACE and the greater Conservation Corps industry. During their term Members will be pushed to develop technical conservation and leadership skills in the field in order to prepare them for potential future leadership roles. As such, an enthusiasm for the work and the ability to be a self-starter is required.

Position Roles and Responsibilities:

Members will work alongside project partners within the City of Boulder trails system. All Members must successfully complete their term of service by fulfilling a 450 hour (3-month) commitment. This ACE crew will typically work four 10-hour days, followed by three days off.


Applicants must have an interest in conservation issues and/or a background in Forestry, Environmental Sciences or related fields. Applicants must be willing to undertake arduous physical work with a positive mindset in all types of weather and terrain. Applicants also must be able to communicate and problem solve in a team-oriented environment to accomplish project goals.

Corps Members will be required to develop, recruit for, and execute a large community service event in the local Boulder community.

Throughout their term of service Members are expected to:

  • Assist Crew Leader in pre-project logistics such as food, tool and gear preparation and packing.
  • Conduct performance evaluations with ACE staff at least twice during their term of service.
  • Represent ACE at events such as: AmeriCorps Week, Earth Day, National Trails Day, and Mayors Day of Recognition.


Other Requirements:

  • This position is available to US Citizens and Green Card holders only.
  • Upon hire, all Members must consent to a Criminal History Check. Their service with ACE will be considered probationary until all results are returned and have been reviewed.
  • Must be 18-35 years of age.
  • Members must possess their own personal medical insurance for the duration of their participation with ACE.
  • ACE will provide tents and PPE to all Members but Members will be required to provide all other outdoor items including but not limited to: full leather boots, sleeping bags, backpacks, and durable raingear.
  • ACE maintains a zero-tolerance policy for drugs. Alcohol use is strictly prohibited on ACE projects and on ACE property. AmeriCorps Members must agree to submit to drug-testing at any time, and any evidence of drug use or violating ACE's alcohol policy  will result in immediate release from the program.


ACE aims to prevent financial hardship by providing Members with free meals during all project days as well as free housing in Boulder or Flagstaff during off-days.

Members will receive a bi-weekly living stipend of $280.00 and will earn a $1538.36 AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of service. This Education Award can be used towards previously incurred education costs (e.g. school loans) and future educational pursuits.

Application deadline: Positions available until filled. Apply ASAP.


To Apply:

Follow the link to fill out an application. You must include a resume, one page cover letter, and three professional references. ACE Alumni or current AmeriCorps Members may only include one ACE-affiliated reference in their application. Applicants must follow all application instructions in order to be considered for this opportunity.

Qualified individuals with disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals and conduct all activities in fully accessible settings. American Conservation Experience is an equal opportunity employer.

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Claire Smith

Member Support Coordinator


In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)  To file a complaint of discrimination: write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."

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