Title: Visitor Services and Education Interns

Location: Monocacy National Battlefield (Frederick, MD)

Positions Available: 2 Internships

Position Dates: May 20th- August 9th (12 weeks)

Pay Rate: $600/week + AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of 450-hour term

Status: 40 hours/week, Full-Time/Temporary 

Contact: [email protected]

About Us:

The Appalachian Conservation Corps (ACC) is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization, whose mission is to engage motivated young adults to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects throughout the region. ACC works with a variety of federal, state, and non-profit organizations to create projects that develop a new generation of conservationists.

Our programs focus on place-based learning, life skills development, appreciation of diversity, civic responsibility and career development. ACC also provides an opportunity for members to learn about the local environment, environmental issues and introduces individuals to recreation and resource management careers.  

Position Summary:

Develop your communication skills with this fun summer opportunity at a National Park Service site!

The purpose of Monocacy National Battlefield is to commemorate the Battle of Monocacy; to preserve the breastworks, earthworks, walls, and other defenses and shelters used by the Confederate and Union armies on July 9, 1864, as well as the buildings, roads, and outlines of the battlefield; and to provide opportunities for visitors to understand and appreciate the significance of the battle within the full context of the Civil War and US History.

We are seeking two Resource Education and Visitor Services Individual Placements to serve this summer at Monocacy National Battlefield. These interns will serve mainly with Resource Education Visitor Services division under the supervision of National Park Service staff. The purpose of this division is to create opportunities for visitors to experience both tangible and intangible connections to the park and understand it’s significance and the need to preserve and protect it for future generations.

Interns this summer will have the opportunity to be a part of the 160th commemoration of the Battle of Monocacy. They will assist in the preparation and programming. This will be a unique opportunity to be a part of a large-scale special event, working one on one with the public and entire staff at the battlefield. Interns may also development educational materials that are presented to the public in person and through digital media. The interns will work with rangers to provide more robust information of the trail systems on the park website, by doing research, writing, and potentially web-design. What they produce will improve writing skills and provide the intern with the understanding of how to write for a public audience.

Tagged as: Teaching/Education


General Qualifications:

To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 30, and a US citizen that has received a high school diploma or GED. All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award.

Preferred Skills:

Preferred Qualifications:

Valid driver’s license

Interest in U.S. History

Experience with computers, web design

Demonstrated proficiency in Adobe Suite, graphic design, photography, and videography

Professionalism and good interpersonal communication skills

Interest in pursuing a career with a public land management agency

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

About Appalachian Conservation Corps

Appalachian Conservation Corps (ACC) works to connect young people to critical conservation service work across Appalachia and neighboring communities in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, DC, and Pennsylvania. As a corps program, ACC partners with public land managers to identify, plan, and complete projects that improve public access, habitat quality, and economic development. ACC is a program of Conservation Legacy, a nationwide network of conservation service organizations. Our programs focus on service, place-based learning, life skills development, appreciation of diversity, civic responsibility, and career development. ACC also provides an opportunity for members to learn about the local environment and issues affecting it and introduces individuals to recreation and resource management careers. ACC welcomes national applicants, but also emphasizes the engagement of local individuals who represent the communities in which they serve.

Application Instructions

To Apply: Submit your resume and cover letter via the application on our website, www.appalachiancc.org/individualplacements. The deadline to submit your application is March 31st, 2024.