The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency places members with host sites throughout Minnesota each year. Members serve full-time at environmental nonprofits, government agencies, tribal nations, public schools, and educational institutions from mid-September through mid-August. Minnesota GreenCorps member projects align with one of four topic areas: community readiness and outreach, energy conservation and green transportation, stormwater and forestry, or waste reduction and recycling.
Members receive quarterly training from the MPCA to develop green job skills and gain professional experience. Additionally, members are paired with a professional mentor and receive a training budget to attend workshops, conferences, and networking events and earn certifications. This training and support prepares members to complete environmentally focused initiatives at their host site such as delivering environmental education, implementing sustainability projects, improving habitat, launching recycling programs, collaborating with community members, mobilizing volunteers, and collecting, benchmarking, and analyzing data.
Members earn a living allowance disbursed every two weeks in payments of $1150 (pre-tax), health insurance with premium paid, free mental health services with counseling, student loan forbearance on eligible loans, and an education award of up to $7395 for education expenses or qualified student loans.
Apply to be a member
The member application is anticipated to open early May! We will be hiring for 58 member positions located throughout Minnesota. Applicants may indicate geographic and project area preferences on the application.
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