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Career Intern Program

Join the Minnesota Conservation Team

Career Intern Program

The United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Minnesota has periodic openings for positions such as Soil Conservationist, Soil Scientist, and Civil or Agricultural Engineers. 

The Career Intern Program will prepare exceptional men and women who have diverse professional experiences, academic training, and competencies for careers in public service.  Interns will participate in a two-year program that is designed to fine tune their skills and abilities.  This is a full time position with full benefits.  At the end of the two-year period, successful employees may be placed in career or career-conditional positions with the agency.  The purpose of the program is to provide the agency with a cadre of skilled individuals to fill more responsible positions in the sciences and in administrative/professional areas at the end of the internships.

If you are interested in an exciting and rewarding career, join the Minnesota Conservation Team!  Click on the following appropriate link for additional information and application packet.  Application packets can be submitted to the address listed below.

Application Address 1
Agricultural or Civil Engineer Positions

Application Address 2
Soil Conservationist

Application Address 3
Soil Scientist Positions

Student Career Experience Program (SCEP)

You can make a difference in the conservation of our natural resources.  We’re looking for intelligent and motivated students who want to share their ideas and talents.  The Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) can offer you the opportunity to be part of this conservation effort.

The Student Career Experience Program combines paid study-related employment with periods of formal educational study.  Students are given the chance to apply their academic studies to their on-the-job experience and earn academic credit for their work experience based on their school’s cooperative education program policy. 

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 SCEP Fact Sheet (PDF; 103 KB)

Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP)

The Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) is a federal program that employs students in any occupation on a temporary basis.  This developmental position is designed to provide a variety of training experience in the application of soil and water conservation practices.

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 STEP Fact Sheet (PDF; 85 KB)

Students interested in Joining the Minnesota Conservation Team under SCEP or STEP can send a resume or complete the form OF-612, Application for Federal Employment http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of612.pdf and copies of college transcripts to the address listed below.

Mailing Address for Submission of Applications:

Natural Resources Conservation Service
Human Resources Office
375 Jackson Street. Suite 600
St. Paul, MN 55101-1854

Fax Number: (651) 602-7919
TDD: (651) 602-7912

Additional Information Contacts:

Gloria Larson
Human Resources Officer
Phone: 651-602-7902
E-mail: gloria.larson@mn.usda.gov

Germil Lewis
Human Resources Assistant
Phone: 651-602-7898
E-mail: germil.lewis@mn.usda.gov