Title: Digital Interpretation Individual Placement

Location: C&O Canal National Historical Park Headquarters in Williamsport, MD

Dates:  May, but flexible start date for a 47-week term

Pay: $650/week ($400/stipend + $250/housing allowance) paid biweekly plus health benefits

Status: This is a full-time, temporary, 1700 hours AmeriCorps national service position. Part-time remote eligible.

Contact: Questions? Email [email protected]

The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park welcomes an estimated 1 million visitors a year on our digital platforms. The Digital interpretation Individual Placements will help connect to these visitors and expand the parks reach through creative content, adding accessibility features to existing content, as well as support some in-person interpretation efforts during the “peak season” at the park.

The Digital Interpretation Individual Placements (IP’s) will work with National Park Service staff to enhance and expand on outreach, with the primary focus being digital media. The IP’s will work on the park’s website, app, social media, develop and update videos, and graphic design. The interns will also have the chance to collaborate with other park Individual Placements and staff doing in-person interpretation at the visitor center and in programs.

Responsibilities include but aren’t limited to:

Work within the Interpretation, Education, and Volunteers division to provide fully-accessible interpretation and customer service.

Use Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, and social media platforms to develop and update digital media.

Assist interpretive staff and volunteers at the parks visitor center and outdoor pop-up programs.

This opportunity is meant to provide knowledge and experience that allow for future success in the field.  The interns will gain skills in 21st Century Interpretation, include ACE techniques; customer service; digital media (video, photography, and creative writing); as well as training in safety, diversity, and career-building within the Federal government.

Tagged as: Conservation


To qualify, you must be between the ages of 21 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.

Valid driver’s license and insurable driving record

Preferred Skills:

Basic computer skills

Communication skills

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

In addition to your resume, please submit a one-page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position. Applications are only accepted through our website, www.appalachiancc.org/individualplacements.