Some years the refuge has a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) crew. It is for young men and women, ages 15 through 18, who are permanent residents of the United States. YCC is a well-balanced work-learn-earn program that develops an understanding and appreciation of our natural resources and an opportunity to explore a career in this field. Crew members work with agency staff and volunteers on a variety of biological, maintenance, and visitor service projects. These positions are usually advertised in March or early April.
Youth Conservation Corps Application Form
The Winona and La Crosse Districts of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Refuge) will be hiring six students (4 in Winona and 2 in La Crosse) this summer to work on a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) crew. This summer’s eight week YCC program will begin on Monday, June 16, 2014 and end on Friday, August 8, 2014. Crew members will be paid $7.25 per hour for a 40-hour work week. The work week is Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
Young men and women, 15 through 18 years of age, who are permanent residents of the United States, its Territories, or possessions, are eligible for employment without regard to social, economic, racial, or ethnic backgrounds.
YCC is a well-balanced work-learn-earn program that helps develop an understanding and appreciation of the Nation’s environment and heritage. Crew members will work with agency staff and volunteers on a variety of biological, maintenance, and visitor service projects.
The program also presents an early opportunity to explore a career in natural resources.
Youth interested in working in Winona area should submit their applications to: Curt McMurl, UMR Winona District, 51 East 4th Street, Room 203, Winona, MN, 55987. Youth interested in working at the La Crosse District Office should submit their applications to Laurel Kullerud, N5727 County Road Z, Onalaska, WI, 54650.
Applications must be received by the office you are interested in by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 11, 2014.
Applicants will be selected by random drawing and notified by Friday, April 18, 2014.
Questions about the program should be directed to Curt McMurl (Winona) 507-494-6213 or Laurel Kullerud (La Crosse) 608-779-2232.
Hiring is dependent on the availability of funding.