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COVID-19 Update: Dear Applicants and Potential Participants,

Our crews and individual placements have always been the foundation and driving force of this organization. The safety of our participants has always been our utmost priority. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 situation, we have activated an Incident Response Team and are working around the clock to monitor and manage the effects of the outbreak. Conservation Legacy and its programs are strictly following guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and local public health agencies.

Mitigation and Minimizing Risk

We have implemented a variety of policies and protocols to reduce the risk to our participants and staff:

  • Field crew programming has been postponed through May 1st, 2020. Individual Placement programming is running on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration the placement’s ability to social distance and work remotely.
  • Hygiene: All current participants and staff are following hygiene and safety protocols provided by the CDC, WHO and other public health agencies. Offices and sites are being sanitized and cleaned as often as appropriate.
  • Remote Work Possibilities: Staff and eligible individual placements will be working remotely if possible. Social distancing is required of everyone, to the highest degree they are able to do so.
  • Evaluating Travel and Large Events: All non-essential travel and group events have been cancelled or postponed.
  • Self-Disclosure: Individuals joining the program or currently participating in the program will be requested to self-disclose any contact with individuals who are currently ill or may have been exposed to the illness. Participation or engagement in programming and/or activities may be delayed for individuals who have had recent contact. The well-being and privacy of such members is our number one priority.

At this time, our programming start dates after May 1st remain unaffected. While this may change, we encourage all interested applicants to apply for any open positions, and we thank you for your flexibility. We have always been a resilient organization and are dedicated to continuing to serve our communities and the environment into the future.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your program or recruitment staff.

As conditions change, Conservation Legacy policies will evolve—we will post further updates on our website and via social media. Please stay connected for the most up to date information.

We urge everyone to follow CDC and WHO protocols to limit the spread of the virus. We hope that you and your families are well.

In Service,

Conservation Legacy and Program Staff

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More Southeast Conservation Corps positions are posted below!

Current Openings

Please see the table below for open positions with Southeast Conservation Corps. Click the 'Apply Here' link for more information and instructions to apply. For more information about position that will open in the future, please see individual program pages. Good luck!

See all Leadership Opportunities and positions here.

See all Conservation Legacy program position openings here.

Position TitleLocationDatesApplication
Crew Members

Youth Conservation Corps - In-town Crew • Crew MemberChattanooga, TNJune 1 - July 3Apply Here
Youth Conservation Corps - Camping Crew • Crew MemberChattanooga, TNMay 31 - June 26
July 6-31
Apply Here
American Sign Language Inclusion Youth Camping Crew • Crew MemberChattanooga, TNMay 31 - June 19
June 28 - July 17
Apply Here
Women's Conservation Crew - Youth In-Town Crew • Crew MemberChattanooga, TNJune 1-26
June 29 - July 24
Apply Here
Urban Archaeological Camping Crew • Crew MemberChattanooga, TNJune 1 - July 28Apply Here
Conservation Crew Member Adult, Camping CrewChattanooga, TNJune 1 - September 8Apply Here
Conservation Crew Member • Adult, 6-Month Camping CrewChattanooga, TNJune 1 - November 20Apply Here

Vegetation Management Interns • Great Smoky Mountains National Park • 12 weekGatlinburg, TNJune 1 - Aug 20, 2020Apply Here
Wildlife Management Interns • Great Smoky Mountains national ParkGatlinburg, TNMay 4 - Aug 21, 2020Apply Here
Vegetation Monitoring Interns • Great Smoky Mountains National ParkGatlinburg, TNMay 18 - Oct 30, 2020Apply Here
Assistant land Manager • Lula Lake Land TrustLookout Mountain, GAMay 18 - Aug 7, 2020Apply Here
Trails Ambassador • Mammoth Cave National ParkMammoth Cave, KYJune 1, 2020 - April 1, 2021 Apply Here


Southeast Conservation Corps (SECC) seeks applicants who are interested in fully committing to the program, who are willing to overcome any challenges and those who will take advantage of the opportunities, skills and trainings that are offered throughout their term of service. SECC seeks those who will benefit from and contribute the most to the program; previous experience is not required for most positions.


Southeast Conservation Corps emphasizes the recruitment and engagement of diverse teams and individuals who learn from each other and their projects in a supportive environment. In selecting participants, Southeast Conservation Corps encourages all types of diversity including, but not limited to; race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, social-economic, and disability.

Southeast Conservation Corps also emphasizes the engagement of local individuals who represent the communities in which they serve. Southeast Conservation Corps intentionally searches for funding sources and program options to support the goal of offering experiences to a wide range of participants.