Build Ecological Restoration Experience and Earn Education Award for College Expenses

Arizona Conservation Corps and Gila Watershed Partnership are hiring a seasonal Restoration Field Technician for a 24-week term, starting October 7, 2019

SAFFORD, AZ – August 14, 2019 – Build your ecological restoration experience by interning with the Gila Watershed Partnership through Arizona Conservation Corps. With the successful completion of the internship, a Segal Education Award will be earned in the amount of $2,960.

Summary of Position:

  • Term of service is October 27, 2019 to April 3, 2020 (24 weeks)
  • About 35-40 hours/week (total of 900 hours)
  • Stipend of $500/week
  • $2,960 Segal Education award upon completion of program
  • Location: Gila Watershed Partnership of Arizona (1651 W. Discovery Park Blvd., Safford, AZ 85546)

Upon completion of service, the Segal Education Award can be used in one, or a combination of ways:

  • Pay for current college, graduate school, or vocational training expenses.
  • Repay qualified student loans.
  • If you are 55 or older, you may transfer your award to a child, grandchild or foster child.

For more information, contact Bethany Drahota at (206) 512-7852, or to apply, go to

Arizona Conservation Corps, a program of Conservation Legacy, aims to continue the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930’s. AZCC is focused on connecting youth, young adults, and recent era military veterans with conservation service work projects on public lands. AZCC operates programs across Arizona that engage individuals and strengthen communities through service and conservation. AZCC has program offices in Flagstaff and Tucson. For more information, go to

The mission of the Gila Watershed Partnership of Arizona is to improve ecosystem function within critical riparian habitat zones. Through the removal, retreatment, and replacement of invasive vegetation species, GWP aims to create safe zones amidst a highly altered river system that improve habitat quality and increase wildlife and vegetation species diversity along the Gila River. For more information, go to