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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.


Recreation Technician – Facilities Maintenance- Grand Junction Field Office- POSTED 9/19/2019

Position Description:

The Grand Junction Field Office is looking to fill a temporary internship position as part of the recreation program. This position is located in Grand Junction CO. The selected individual would work four ten hour days (Friday - Monday) each week. Duties are field based.


Specific job duties include maintaining developed recreation facilities and conducting visitor contacts. Facilities maintenance responsibilities include cleaning toilet facilities, picking up litter, minor repairs to infrastructure (e.g. picnic tables, post and cable barriers), installing signs, and other tasks needed to ensure BLM facility investments are well maintained.


Visitor contacts include answering questions regarding recreational opportunities and conditions of use.


Occasionally, the intern would monitor Special Recreation Permits for commercial operations and for special events.

Minimum Qualifications:

The incumbent must be 18 years or older and have a valid driver’s license. The incumbent must also have good communication skills.

Physical Requirements:

The incumbent must be able to lift 25 pounds, work in hot weather, and hike three miles. 

Position Duration:

Up to six months

Hourly Wage:



Anticipated Start Date:


April 2019

GIS Intern-Lakewood- POSTED 9/19/2019

Position Description/ Activities to be Performed:

In coordination with the State Office GIS Specialist, the incumbent will

  • Provide operational support to for GIS projects within the State Office.

  • Generate/maintain geospatial date and evaluate it for spatial accuracy and source data consistency.

  • Generate, modify, and/or evaluate metadata for geospatial data.

  • Combine multiple data source into a single logical data set

  • Work in enterprise versioned  SDE environment

Work with a diverse group of resource specialists, planners, and managers

Minimum Qualifications:

Demonstrated ability to use the current suite of ESRI GIS software, extensions, ability to develop and analyze spatial information with GIS. Have practical knowledge of appropriate geodatabase design principles. Have knowledge of geographic projections, datum’s, and geospatial data.

Position Duration (#hours):

1,102 hrs

Hourly Wage/Living Allowance:


Coal Program Assistant--BLM Colorado State Office (Lakewood, CO)--posted 9/3/2019

Position Description/ Activities to be Performed:

Assist in processing coal leasing and post-leasing actions

Review and help improve BLM Colorado NEPA processes, produce schedules and flowcharts for streamlining processes

Assist in filing, scanning, and record-keeping

Produce maps and drawings for engineering and geologic reports

Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Enrollment in an undergraduate program to pursue a civil, mining, environmental engineering or related degree or physical science degree such as geology or environmental studies.  Experience with GIS mapping systems and planning.

Physical Requirements:

Office environment. 

Position Duration (#hours):

40 hours per week, 3 months, potential extension

Hourly Wage/Living Allowance

Career Track: (college or technical) College

Travel Needed?


GSA Travel Info & Rates:


Anticipated Lodging Expense:


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