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Individual Placements

Appalachian Conservation Corps engages individuals in positions with federal, state and local land management agencies and environmentally focused non-profits working on specialized projects. Individual Placements (interns) are paired with a local supervisors and these positions offer more technical, hands-on experience in the work of these organizations or agencies and many times provide the training necessary to secure long term employment in these fields.

The type of position we offer can range from education and interpretation, digital marketing and media, historical research and preservation, to resource management and trail work.

Participants are paid a weekly stipend but are typically responsible for their own room and board. Applicants must be over 18 years of age. Start dates are varied and applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

2022 Internships

This year, we will have ~50 Internships available with various National Park Service and non-profit partners.

Open Positions


Position TitleDescriptionDatesLocationApplication
Landscape and Historic Preservation Intern Hopewell Furnace National Historic SiteAssist with the preservation of the landscape and buildings at a historically significant site.6/6/2022-2/10/2023Elverson, PAClick Here
21st Century Conservation Interns • C&O Canal National Historical Park Provide relevant and provocative audience-centered experiences through a wide variety of interpretive and educational programming services.6/1/2022 - 12/2/2022Potomac, MD Click Here
Natural Resource Intern • Valley Forge National Historical Park Be a part of natural resource preservation, become familiar with issues that face natural resource managers, and work closely with National Park Service staff and partners to monitor and address those issues. 7/11/2022-1/6/2023 King of Prussia, PA Click Here
Interpretation Interns • C&O Canal National Historical ParkProvide in-person interpretation and customer service efforts during the "peak season" at the park.6/6/2022-11/27/2022Williamsport, MD Click Here
Resource Management and Visitor Services Interns Booker T. Washington National MonumentProvide educational opportunities for visiting public and care for living exhibits such as farm animals and gardens that help tell Booker T. Washington's amazing story.May 2022 - August 2022Hardy, VAClick Here
Field Crew Leader Invasive Plant Management TeamManage a team of 5 interns doing invasive species management in the capital area.As soon as possible for 18 weeksWashington, D.C.Click Here
Digital Interpretation Interns C&O Canal National Historical ParkEnhance outreach to the public through digital media platforms.6/6/2022 - 5/26/2023Williamsport, MDClick Here
Werowocomoco Ancestral Lands Interns • Colonial National Historical Park Be a part of the protection and conservation of Werowocomoco, a sacred native site.May - November 2022 Jamestown, VA and surrounding area Click Here

New positions are being listed frequently! If you are interested in keeping your resume on file and being contacted if a position opens up that fits your skillset and preferred timeframe, contact Maddie, the Individual Placements Program Manager at minterdonato@conservationlegacy.org.

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WHO WE SERVE

Appalachian Conservation Corps (ACC) emphasizes the recruitment and engagement of diverse teams and individuals who learn from each other and their projects in a supportive environment. In selecting participants, ACC encourages all types of diversity including, but not limited to; race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, social-economic, and disability.

Appalachian Conservation Corps also emphasizes the engagement of local individuals who represent the communities in which they serve. ACC intentionally searches for funding sources and program options to support the goal of offering experiences to a wide range of participants.