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WCC Individual Placement program

The Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) offers an internship called the AmeriCorps Individual Placement (IP) program. Instead of serving on a six-person crew, our IPs serve natural resource organizations throughout the state of Washington. As AmeriCorps members in the WCC, IPs earn Washington minimum wage and an AmeriCorps scholarship upon completing our program.

Example Individual Placement Projects. Left picture shows IPs monitoring a wildlife camera and right picture shows an IP performing lab analyses.

What does an IP do?

IPs typically serve 11-month AmeriCorps member positions within a sponsor organization assisting biologists, foresters, environmental educators, and more. Typical projects include:

  • Engaging in environmental research.
  • Creating outreach materials to recruit volunteers and / or inform the public about environmental topics.
  • Assisting with monitoring projects.
  • Designing restoration projects.
Due to the technical nature of these positions, a college degree is preferred but not required. Candidates accepting one of these positions will commit to 11 months of AmeriCorps service (October-early September). Transfer to other WCC positions for IP members will not be approved.

Interested in joining our IP program? Learn more about our AmeriCorps member positions (eligibility, earnings, recruitment schedule, and application process).

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