Delivering direct service

Interested in making public land management a career? The WCCC BLM Internship Program is a unique opportunity to work directly with the Bureau of Land Management.


The WCCC has opportunities to serve directly with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), through the Colorado Youth Corps Association (CYCA) and other assistance agreements.  Positions range from hydrology work, cadastral surveying, travel management, botany and others.  Positions are available throughout the state of Colorado.  


General Requirements for all CYCA internships:


  • Age: Young adults ages 16 to 30 (inclusive) or veterans up to age 35.

    • If a participant turns 31 during their internship (or 36 for veterans) he or she may continue the term but may not be extended or begin a new internship project.

    • The program falls under the purview of the Public Land Corps Hiring Authority.

  • Veteran Status: Only necessary for veteran-specific internship opportunities.

Education Level: See individual position descriptions for education requirements


Check regularly for available positions. All positions are posted for at least three weeks and will be kept posted until the position is filled



Current Openings

To apply,  email resume to

Please include the position title in subject line.


Intern will...

  • assist with implementation of several hands-on wildlife projects, including riparian exclosures and different vegetation treatment projects to enhance wildlife habitat; 

  • assist with collection of habitat data and assessment of Land Health Standards; 

  • assist with species surveys (Southwestern willow flycatcher, Yellow-billed cuckoo, shorebirds, amphibians, etc.), including learning accepted protocols and reporting requirements; and 

  • to the degree possible, have opportunities to shadow other resource specialists in the field office, depending on the intern’s interest (could include archaeologist, geologist, hydrologist, fire specialist, natural resource specialist, range conservationist, GIS specialist, etc).

Intern will...

​            Assist the Wilderness Manager in conducting Wilderness/WSA monitoring on 118,560 acres and conduct trail maintenance in Wilderness/WSA.

A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician is need for the Gunnison Field Office BLM stationed in Gunnison, CO.  The technician will provide support to land, natural resources, and recreation management staff in the Gunnison Field Office in the use of geospatial technology and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).   The technician will use ESRI ArcGIS 10x to produce maps, update and edit spatial data, manage spatial data files, and update BLM enterprise databases with spatial data in field office files.    The technician will assist staff in integrating field data collection and GIS using mobile data collection using mobile applications such as Collector, Survey123, S1 Mobile Mapper, and Avenza.  This is a good opportunity to gain experience with a federal land management agency and become familiar with how geospatial data is managed from project, state, and national levels in the BLM.  Other duties for the GIS Technician will be to occasionally staff the front desk at the field office.  This entails answering the phone and greeting visitors and directing them to appropriate staff members, providing information on recreation opportunities, selling fire wood permits, etc.   This requires interfacing with the public;  the intern and all visitors are be expected to follow CDC and Health Department guidance for COVID-19.

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