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Conservation Legacy

  • 4801 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD
  • https://appalachiancc.org/
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​Resource Management and Maintenance Individual Placements​ – Monocacy National Battlefield


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$600 - $600 / week

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Job Overview

Title:Resource Management and Maintenance Individual Placements 

Location: Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick, MD 

Dates of Service: May 20, 2024 – August 9, 2024 (12 total weeks) 

Pay: $600/week 

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

Contact: Questions? Email Alex Vindas Cruz ([email protected]) 

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.  


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 Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick, Maryland. 


​​The Resource Management and Maintenance Individual Placement at Monocacy National Battlefield will work directly with both Natural & Cultural Resources Management and the Maintenance Division to complete a wide variety of field projects in Summer 2024.  


The 12-week intern position will work as a team member to complete various projects including 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 power tools.  


Individuals will also have the opportunity to work extensively with NPS staff biological science technicians, facilities’ staff, carpenters, archeologist, Youth Conservation Corps enrollees, other interns, and the park’s Chief of Resource Management and Chief of Maintenance. There will also be opportunities to learn about the various roles within the NPS, including law enforcement and resource education and interpretation.  


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. 



  • $600/week living stipend, paid bi-weekly    
  • $1,459.26 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)   
  • 3 Days of Paid Time Off 
  • Possible student loan forbearance and interest payoff 
  • 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   


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.

  • Possess a valid driver’s license


Preferred Qualifications:   

  • 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 
  • 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) 


Our Promise: 

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, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.   


Conservation Legacy is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals and will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to perform essential job functions. 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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