Crew Lead – Saguaro National Park Diversity Conservation Corps – Tucson, AZ

Start Date: October 10, 2023 – December 22, 2023

Compensation: $840 per week plus lodging, a one time $250 stipend for field gear,  transportation, and round-trip travel expenses. 

Application Due: September 24, 2023

Internship requirements

  • Age 18-30 (35 for veterans)
  • U.S. Citizen or legal resident 

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Project Description:

Our diversity conservation corps is seeking young adults from underrepresented communities to conserve the  iconic Saguaro Cactus and other native park life in Saguaro National Park. As Corps members, you’ll drive hands-on  projects, preserving the park’s resources for future generations.  

Climate change threatens the park with rising temperatures and drought. Corps members counter this with  conservation actions: removing invasive species, restoring habitats, monitoring Saguaro cacti, and improving  wildlife passages. Through regular data collection, the Diversity Conservation Corps tracks Saguaro growth and  adaptation. They also restore riparian areas and enhance wildlife connectivity by modifying fences. Crew Leads and  Members will receive training in service work as well as herbicide application and Wilderness First Aid. 

The Crew Lead manages a diverse team of five (5) Crew Members and monitors Saguaro National Park’s wilderness  resources. Responsibilities include:organizing professional growth, guide team-building, and maintaining a safe  and healthy crew environment.

Applicants should be aware of the demanding nature of the work, involving daily hikes with temperatures  potentially exceeding 90-degrees in late October. Being physically fit and ready for strenuous fieldwork under  these conditions is essential.


  • Past outdoor leadership with young adults/youth. 
  • Proven hiking, camping expertise, and passion for physical challenges. • Strong time management, detail-focus, and communication. • Must be +21 years old with a clean driving record and valid license. • Outdoor experience in varied climates, steep terrain, and  carrying a backpack uo to 30 lbs. 
  • Wilderness First Aid/CPR Certification preferred.

EEO Statement:

Environment for the Americas provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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