Intergovernmental Internship Cooperative YCC Crew Program

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YCC Crew Member Internship-Various Locations


Engage regional youth in a quality outdoor conservation, immersion experience and prepare them to be tomorrow’s public land leaders.


Provide youth in the greater Southern Utah area an opportunity to gain an outdoor ethic, and a sense of place and ownership in the grand public lands that surround them.


  • Introduce youth to the natural world in a dynamic and hands on way that creates a desire to learn more about the world they live in.
  • Encourage youth to continue the lifelong learning process by taking the next step into higher education.
  • Create situations to learn skills such as: critical thinking, work ethic, leadership and risk management.


  • Through complete immersion into the surrounding outdoor environment, students will gain an outdoor ethic that will shape their lives in a positive way.
  • By working in the public lands, these youth will see the effect that they and the public have on the delicate landscape they are working in.


  • Learn the proper use and care for tools and equipment that is used to manage our public lands.
  • Gain an appreciation for the use of non-motorized tools and equipment that can be used in our areas.


  • Create a positive, meaningful, and fun adventure that is different than they could have any other way.
  • Offer educational experiences that foster critical thinking, effective communication, personal responsibility and integrity
  • The YCC is a youth crew program built to develop opportunities for youth ages 16 to 18 to engage in employment involving service-learning projects in the region (Utah, Arizona, and Nevada).

The YCC Program Involves:

  1. Supporting Partners’ youth-based natural resource outreach strategies and programs that offer youth the opportunity for interaction with public land agencies’ staff including potential career.
  2. Encourage Agency Partners to participate in programs that instill understanding of the value of natural resources and public lands to youth in the region.
  3. Develop and/or support youth camps and programs for Paiute and other Native American youth.
  4. Give participants a sense of stewardship and place in the public Land that surrounds them.
  5. Give students a glimpse of what is possible in a public land career.
  6. Network students with land managers to create a working dialog with mentors and students.

2017 YCC Crew Program Details

  • Season: May 30th – August 10th 2017
  • Schedule: Monday – Thursday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Training: May 30th – June 1st (Overnight Campout)
  • Holidays Off: July 3rd, 4th & 24th
  • Pay: $8.00 per hour (Paid Educational Internship)

Youth crews will be made up of crews ranging in size from 5-7 persons with a Crew Leader who is of college age (21+), supervising and mentoring the crew on a day to day basis.

Locations of Crews:

  • Pine Valley (USFS)
  • Cedar City (USFS)
  • Panguitch (USFS)
  • Escalante (USFS)
  • Cedar Breaks (NPS)
  • Pipe Spring (NPS)

If you are interested in applying for the YCC please follow these instructions!

1) Fill out IIC Application

2) In the application, the following details must be filled in: Job Title (YCC Crew Member & Desired Location), Agency (IIC), Name of Agency Contact (Danny Strand), Personal Information, Academic Year in School, Disregard Academic Major, Prior Work Experience, Education (High School), Other Qualifications and General.

3) Include Resume, Cover Letter and IIC Application in an email and send to Danny Strand at

Danny Strand will be your primary contact for the 2017 season.

  • Email: Phone: 435-586-1982
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