Overview

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

​​The Resource Management and Maintenance Individual Placement at Monocacy National Battlefield will work directly with both the Natural and Cultural Resource Management, and Maintenance divisions to complete a wide variety of field projects in Summer 2022. The 12-week position will work as part of multiple ‘teams’ to complete projects such as trail maintenance and repair; fence repair and construction; exotic plant management; landscaping; native species plantings; grass mowing and trimming; painting; and other summer projects. Interns will work with various tools and equipment including hand tools, trimmers, backpack and tank herbicide sprayers, and chainsaws. Individuals will also have the opportunity to work extensively with NPS staff biological science technicians, maintenance workers, carpenters, archeologist, Youth Conservation Corps enrollees, other interns, and the park’s Chief of Resource Management and Chief of Maintenance. Training may be provided in chainsaw operation and safety, First Aid/CPR/AED, archaeological field methods, pesticide use and safety, Operational Leadership (safety), wildland firefighting, plant identification, landscaping and pruning, and others as needed.​​ Housing is NOT provided for this position.

Benefits: 

$550/week living stipend, paid bi-weekly  
$1,678.57 AmeriCorps Segal Education Award upon successful completion of 450 hour service term (award amount varies based on length of commitment and can be used for paying off federal student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college)
Possible student loan forbearance 
Member Assistance Program – 3 free sessions of support with a counseling or work-life balance specialist 
Uniform shirts and other necessary safety equipment is provided 
On-the-job training 
Additional subject-specific certifications and trainings may be offered 
Depending upon the academic institution and program, this position may fulfill internship requirements 
Professional development opportunities (mentorship, resume support, alumni listserv, etc.) and exposure to natural resource career paths 

Tagged as: Conservation, Development

Qualifications:

Be between the ages of 18 and 30 (or Veterans up to age 35)
Have US Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency
Have a high school diploma or GED
Pass background checks
Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award
Valid driver’s license
Willingness to work as part of a team
Physically capable of field activities (hiking, carrying backpacks and equipment) in adverse conditions (biting insects, rough terrain, inclement weather)
Comfortable working in field and office environment

Preferred Skills:

Local resident of the Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, or Frederick, MD metro areas and able to commute to Monocacy National Battlefield daily
Demonstrated experience working in a field environment

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

Please apply via our website: https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3052