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YCC at Pilot KnobTypically, job opportunities at Mingo National Wildlife Refuge are seasonally available on a term basis.  Check the below web page for details on any internships or job openings at Mingo National Wildlife Refuge.  To view a full listing of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service job opportunities throughout the country, visit

Youth Conservation Corps Summer Jobs Available
Mingo National Wildlife Refuge will sponsor a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) employment program for the summer of 2015. This is a long standing educational work program at the refuge, spanning 30+ years.

The eight-week educational work program, scheduled from June 1 to July 24, 2015, is for young men and women, 15 (before or on 1st day of work) through 18 years of age (cannot reach 19 during duration of program).

The purpose of the YCC program is to further the development and maintenance of the natural resources of the United States while providing gainful employment for America’s youth. The YCC crew will perform general maintenance (grass mowing, trash pickup, basic carpentry, painting, etc.) and some biological work like helping with wildlife surveys and research projects. The experience will also include environmental education opportunities. Participants will do hard physical work outdoors and may be exposed to insects, poison ivy, adverse weather, and difficult working conditions.

Enrollee’s pay will be Missouri’s minimum wage rate which is presently $7.65 per hour. Work will consist of 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Applications must be received or postmarked no later than 4:00 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2015 at refuge headquarters in Puxico. Four applicants will be selected for employment in a random drawing held at refuge headquarters.  Click on the links below to download the full YCC Announcement Flyer and the YCC Application.

2015 YCC Announcement Flyer
2015 YCC Application

Mingo National Wildlife Refuge is located at 24279 State Highway 51, Puxico, Missouri.

Last Updated: Feb 24, 2015
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