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Conservation Legacy

  • 5831 Dunker Church Road, Sharpsburg, MD
  • https://appalachiancc.org/
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Summer Resource Management and Maintenance Individual Placements – Antietam National Battlefield


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$600 - $600 / week

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Job Overview

Title: Summer Resource Management Individual Placements 

Location: Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg, MD 

Positions Available: 6 Internships 

Dates: May 28th, 2024 – August 16th, 2024 (12 weeks) 

Pay: $600/week 

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

Contact: Questions? Email [email protected] 


How to apply: Apply via the link on this site. A resume and cover letter are required to be considered for this position. Please complete all evaluation questions as needed.  


Appalachian Conservation Corps: 

Our Individual Placement program works to connect young people to conservation service work across Appalachia and neighboring communities in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, DC, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. ACC is a program of Conservation Legacy, a nationwide network of conservation organizations.  


Individual Placements gain hands-on experience at their placement site, and ACC supports them through their term, as well as provides a variety of benefits to help them succeed in achieving their career goals. 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 and Maintenance Individual Placement is an internship position based at Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland. 


This year, 2 IP’s will be placed with the Natural Resource Department, and 4 with the Maintenance Department for the entirety of the summer depending on experience and preference. Interns will have the opportunity to cross train during their term.  


The Natural Resource Management Individual Placements 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. 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 be involved with meadow and reforestation monitoring.  


Maintenance Interns – The position will be involved primarily with activities related to the maintenance of landscapes throughout the battlefield including the National Cemetery and established warm season grasslands. 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 of assigned duties.  Most work is performed outdoors where the intern may encounter variable weather conditions and exposure to insects, poison ivy and snakes. Work performed indoors is in an office or workshop setting. 


Housing is NOT provided for this position. 



  • $600/week living stipend, paid bi-weekly    
  • $1,824.25 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 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 

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 Qualifications:  

  • Possess a 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 (high heat, high humidity, biting insects, rough terrain, inclement weather) 
  • Comfortable working in a field and office environment 
  • Familiarity with local plant identification 


Conservation Legacy is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, political affiliation, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during application or recruiting process, please send a request to the hiring manager. 

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