YCC at Pilot Knob

Typically, 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 2016. This is a long standing educational work program at the refuge, spanning 30+ years.

The eight-week educational work program, scheduled from June 6 to July 29, 2016, 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 (mowing, trail clearing, basic carpentry, painting, etc.) and some biological work. 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 15, 2016 at refuge headquarters in Puxico. Four applicants will be selected for employment in a random drawing held on Wednesday, April 18, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at refuge headquarters. Selected applicants will need to have their own bank account before reporting to work and show their Social Security card.

YCC Flyer
YCC Application

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