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About the Program

This program is a partnership between the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and Stewards Individual Placements, and multiple federal, state and tribal entities who host BIA WaterCorps Members. The WaterCorps program's mission is to provide high quality technical skills and internship opportunities to Tribal youth in the water resources field. Scroll below to learn more details about this program, whether you're an interested candidate or an interested host site!


Information for interested candidates:

Are you a member of a federally recognized Indian Tribe, Band and/or Village and between the ages of 18-34? Are you also interested in gaining experience in the world of water resources and management? If so, this program might be for you!

Over the course of 26 weeks, BIA WaterCorps members will support a variety of water related projects located in varying spots across the country to help meet the project needs of the host site. 2024 positions open for recruitment in late January with start dates between May-July. Scroll down to find the link to all open positions.

All WaterCorps Member positions are 26 weeks long, stationed a varying host sites and considered AmeriCorps Members. Upon successful completion of the position, Members will receive an AmeriCorps Education Award.

Please click this link to learn more: BIA WaterCorps Member Informational Flyer

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Host Site Information:

Interested in supporting WaterCorps members and being a host site? Federal, state, and local agencies are invited to apply to host BIA WaterCorps members with positions starting around May-July! All projects must support water resources and management, be entry level, and tied to tribal nations. Host sites are required to do their own local recruitment while Stewards will support national recruitment.

Host site applications will be evaluated based on the distribution of projects within BIA regions, project scope, supervisor mentorship abilities, opportunities for professional development and site inclusivity for indigenous members.

**THE HOST SITE APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED FOR 2024. If you would like to be alerted when the applications open for 2025 please scroll down and click the button in the host site section below.

WaterCorps Member Positions

Click the link below to view position openings with Bureau of Indian Affairs listed in the "supporting organization" section.

View Open Positions Here

Host Site Applications- CLOSED FOR 2024 PROJECTS

Projects must support water resources and management, be entry level, and be tied to tribal nations. All submitted applications will be evaluated based on project scope, supervisor mentorship ability, opportunities for member professional development and site inclusivity for indigenous members. The host site application period is generally between November and December.

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Check it out!! A BIA WaterCorps Member's experience

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