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 a semi-monthly living allowance and an AmeriCorps scholarship upon completing our program.


IPs 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 for some positions 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, then view position descriptions on our web map and apply online. View application steps on position descriptions closely; some IP positions require a resume and cover letter in addition to our online application.

  • Feiro Marine Life Center
  • Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group
  • North Olympic Salmon Coalition
  • Puget Sound Restoration Fund
  • Snohomish Conservation District
  • U.S. Forest Service / Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest
  • Washington Department of Natural Resources
  • Washington Department of Ecology

Interested in hosting an IP member? WCC accepts project applications annually in the spring. Learn more on our Partner with the WCC page.