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Montana Conservation Corps

Youth Crew Leader

May - August 2019 • Missoula, MT

What I liked

MCC offers great connections and makes an effort to help their employees gain leadership skills and individualized skills

What I wish was different

The schedule of this job was extremely demanding and will hopefully be amended in the future based on feedback from employees and participants.

Advice

This position takes everything you have. Be ready to be devoted, and spend your whole summer on this. It is extremely rewarding if you put in the effort.
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Conservationist Intern

May - August 2019 • Billings, MT

What I liked

I liked everything about this internship. I was able see parts of the country many people don't get too. My bosses were very insightful and helpful. I enjoyed the work parts of it because I was working in the field with my hands. Rarely in the office doing paper work.

What I wish was different

I wish orientation wasn't so long and tedious. I understand why it was that way but took all the energy out of you.

Advice

Take the opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and see the country. They are very helpful and care about what they do.
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Conservation Intern

May - August 2019 • Darby, MT

What I liked

The variety of work.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Embrace the solitude of the Montana Wilderness
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Conservation Intern

May - August 2019 • Bozeman, MT

What I liked

I was individually placed with the Bozeman Ranger District in the Custer-Gallatin National Forest. The team I worked with was incredible and I got to be outdoors all day.

What I wish was different

I wish my term could have been longer and I wish there had been more information about what to expect

Advice

I was in a bunkhouse with no service, so be prepared for that!
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Seasonal Program Coordinator

May - August 2018 • Missoula, MT

What I liked

I liked the idea of performing a service to the community and not seeing my job as just a paycheck.

What I wish was different

There were times where I was not sure what I was going to be doing from one day to the next, but learning to think on my feet was valuable.

Advice

Take everything in stride, learn from your mistakes and keep on keepin' on.
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Trails Crew Member

May - August 2018 • Bozeman, MT

What I liked

I loved the atmosphere and the support by all the staff.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more help figuring out my living situation.

Advice

You need to be flexible and roll with the punches. You're getting paid less than minimum wageand dealing with a lot of personalities.
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Trails Crew Member

May - August 2018 • Helena, MT

What I liked

lots of physical work, travelled to many cool places, made close friends, received an Americorps education award at the end of my service, ideal schedule

What I wish was different

nothing

Advice

be aware that it will be hard, but the opportunities to make close friendships and see some amazing places makes it all worth it
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