Minnesota GreenCorps

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Apply now. Statewide, 58 positions are available with non-profits, educational institutions and city, county, and tribal governments.

Program information

Minnesota GreenCorps members serve full-time at environmental nonprofits, government agencies, tribal nations, public schools, and educational institutions from mid-September through mid-August each year. Members build organizational and community capacity and build climate resiliency by supporting environmental projects aligned with one of four topic areas: community readiness and outreach, energy conservation and green transportation, stormwater and forestry, or waste reduction and recycling. 

Member overview

Members engage in quarterly training, pair with a professional mentor, and receive a training budget to attend workshops, conferences, and networking events and earn certifications. This training helps members develop green job skills, gain professional experience, and prepares them 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 $7395 for education expenses or qualified student loans. 

Information sessions

Sign up for a brief online session to learn about program benefits, member projects, and the application timeline.

  • May 9 – 9 a.m.
  • May 22 – 6 p.m.
  • June 5 – noon

Or watch a recorded session.

Apply to be a member

Review the member application guide before starting your online application. The member application guide includes program information, position requirements, frequently asked questions, and application instructions. Refer to the project summaries document to learn about available Minnesota GreenCorps positions. Applicants must indicate the focus area and region of the state where they want to serve on the online application.

Positions available statewide

  • Northeast: Cloquet, Duluth
  • Northwest: Bemidji, Cass Lake, Crookston, Crosslake, Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls
  • North Central: Little Falls
  • Metro: Apple Valley, Belle Plaine, Chaska, Coon Rapids, East Bethel, Eden Prairie, Edina, Falcon Heights, Forest Lake, Golden Valley, Little Canada, Maplewood, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Mound, Oakdale, St. Louis Park, St. Paul, St. Paul Park
  • Southeast: Faribault, La Crescent, Northfield, Rochester, Winona
  • Southwest: Mankato, St. James 

Important application details

In order to apply, you:

  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must have two-year associate degree, completion of a sophomore year in a four-year institution, or equivalent experience.
  • Must be committed to completing the 11-month (1700 hour) AmeriCorps service term.
  • Must have a demonstrated interest in the environment and desire to learn new skills.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. ntional, or a lawful permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Should select which topic area(s) you are interested in.
  • Should determine which geographic location you are interested in serving in.
  • Should have a completed resume to upload.
  • Should have three professional references (name, job title and organization, relationship, contact information).