Title: Resource Management Individual Placement

Location Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg, MD

Positions Available: 3 Internships

Dates: May 23rd – August 12th, 2022, start date is flexible. (12 weeks)

Status: This is a full-time, seasonal 450 hour AmeriCorps National Service position.

Contact: Questions? Email [email protected]

The deadline to apply to this position April 30th, 2022.

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. 

Position Summary:

This is a great opportunity to learn more about a career in resource management and land stewardship! The Resource Management Individual Placement is an internship position based at Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland.

The Resource Management Individual Placement at Antietam National Battlefield will serve directly with and under the supervision of National Park Service staff with the Resource Management Division to complete a wide variety of field projects in Summer 2022. The 12-week position will be involved with activities related to the preservation of the cultural landscape. Projects will include invasive and exotic plant control through use of chemical and manual methods, establishment and maintenance of warm season grasslands/meadows, orchard maintenance, water monitoring, IPM, assisting with GIS data collection, and vegetation identification. The intern will also monitor for Spotted Lanternfly and conduct monarch larva monitoring. Trail maintenance activities such as mulching, cutting back vegetation and tree removal will also be performed with other park staff and interns. The intern will be required to operate passenger vehicles and light trucks, along with operating a variety of hand and power tools such as trimmers, and backpack and tank herbicide sprayers. The intern may assist with cultural resource management activities as well.

The work involves standing, bending, walking and a moderate amount of physical exertion. Intern may be required to lift items weighing up to 25 pounds in performance

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Conservation, Crew, Research/Science and Technical

About Appalachian Conservation Corps

The Appalachian Conservation Corps (ACC) is a non-profit 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 land management agencies throughout the state such as the United States Forest Service, National Park Service, and The Nature Conservancy.

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.

Application Instructions

Apply via our website, https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3085