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Werowocomoco Ancestral Lands Individual Placement

Exciting opportunity for Indigenous Adults!

Appalachian Conservation Corps is thrilled to announce our first Ancestral Lands Individual Placement opportunity!

Spend a season outside in Yorktown, VA networking, learning new skills, and working with the National Park Service! Positions are open now for two Individual Placement internships. Work alongside Park Rangers in consultation with seven tribal partners to open Werowocomoco — a site which holds international significance to indigenous people — to the public. As an intern, you will receive a $565 weekly living allowance, a $3,047 Americorps Education Award upon completion of the internship, and ‘noncompetitive hiring status’, which makes you eligible for certain jobs within the NPS! You will complete a wide variety of projects and receive hands-on training from NPS staff across four divisions: Interpretation & Education, Law Enforcement, Facility Management, and Resource Management.

The Ancestral Lands model is rooted in the culture and heritage of local tribal communities. The power and impact of Ancestral Lands programming is due to the community investment and support for each program tribally and locally, combined with the network of operational support from Conservation Legacy.

To date there are 17 different Ancestral Lands programs operating both nationally and on the local level. This program with the National Park Service at Colonial National Historical Park and Werowocomoco will be the 18th.


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Program Overview

  • What: Werowocomoco Ancestral Lands Individual Placement Intern
  • Who: Preference in hiring is given to qualified Native Americans
  • Where: Yorktown, VA
  • When: June - December (26 weeks) Program dates may be flexible!
  • Pay Rate: $565 per week (35 hour week) + $3,047 AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of a 900 hour AmeriCorps National Service Term
  • Status: Full-time | Seasonal | Temporary
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