Dates: February 12, 2024 12:00pm to 12:05pm

Interested in a water resources career? Conservation Legacy’s Stewards Individual Placement Program partners with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to offer the 2024 BIA WaterCorps program.

  • Stipend: $600 living allowance per week for 26 weeks, plus a $3447.50 AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of the program
  • Program Dates: A 26-week commitment that begins May-November 2024, depending on the position
  • Location: Depending upon the position, may be a remote work position or may be located in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina, or Washington
  • Who can apply: Indigenous youth ages 18-34 enrolled in a federally-recognized Tribe, Band, or Village
  • Deadline to apply: Various; see individual positions for deadlines
  • How to apply: Visit the Stewards Individual Placement Program Open Positions page and click on the description of each Bureau of Indian Affairs-supported position for its application requirements and deadlines

WaterCorps offers several 26-week-long paid water resources positions across the country, including remote work positions, to Indigenous individuals ages 18-34. During this service term, WaterCorps participants will receive professional training and hands-on learning in the field of water resources and receive exposure to water resources-related subjects such as basic surface and ground water hydrology, hydropower, flood control, data collection and analysis, population studies, and more.

The service term begins May-November 2024, depending on the position. Participants will receive $600 living allowance per week, and a $3,447.50 AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of the program. Other benefits include paid travel to and from training and internship locations and student loan forbearance during the time of service. 

Visit the Stewards Individual Placement Program Open Positions page to view all of the 2024 BIA WaterCorps positions, as well as other open positions available through the Stewards Individual Placement Program. Positions that list “Bureau of Indian Affairs” as the supporting organization are WaterCorps positions.

More about the WaterCorps Program

The BIA WaterCorps program has been providing training and internship opportunities to Tribal members for over twenty years. WaterCorps is funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Branch of Water Resources and carried out in partnership with the Stewards Individual Placement Program and the federal, state, and Tribal entities who host WaterCorps internships. 

To learn more, visit the WaterCorps program page and the BIA Branch of Water Resources page.

More about Stewards Individual Placement Program

The Stewards Individual Placement Program is a program of Conservation Legacy, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster conservation service in support of communities and ecosystems. The Stewards Individual Placement Program provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, Tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health. 

To learn more, visit the Stewards Individual Placement Program website.

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