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Check it out!! BIA WaterCorps Member's experience


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 across the country to help meet the project needs of their host site. 2024 positions open for recruitment in late January with start dates between May-June. Scroll down to find the link to all open positions.

All WaterCorps Member positions are 26 weeks long 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-June! All projects must support water resources and management tied to tribal nations. Applications will be evaluated based on the distribution of projects within BIA regions, project scope, supervisor support, 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 must support water resources and management tied to tribal nations. All submitted applications will be evaluated based on project scope, supervisor support, opportunities for member professional development and site inclusivity for indigenous members. Host site application period is generally between November and December.

Notify me for the open period for 2025 site applications

Informally known as WaterCorps, this program is a 26-week long AmeriCorps service term, funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs that includes professional training and in-the-field, hands-on learning opportunities related to water resources. WaterCorps members are exposed to a broad array of subjects ranging from basic surface and ground water hydrology, hydro-power, flood control, data collection & analysis, groundwater movement and more. Selected candidates are placed with local, state, and federal agencies to gain hands on experience. Scroll down to learn more, whether you're looking to be a host site OR interested in becoming a WaterCorps Member!

BIA Branch of Water Resources Website