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Appalachian Conservation Corps

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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 supervisor and these positions offer thorough training as well as technical, hands-on experience and many times provide the training necessary to secure long term employment in these fields.

The type of position we offer can include:

  • Invasive Plant Management
  • Education and Interpretation
  • Digital Design and Science Communications
  • Historical Research and Preservation
  • Cultural and Natural Resource Management

During your term, you will be trained by conservation professionals and get hands-on experience to build on your skillset, opening doors to further your career. Depending on your position, you may receive beneficial trainings, certifications, and other professional development opportunities.

Open Positions

We currently have 11 open positions in Virginia, Maryland, DC and Ohio!

TitlePosition SummaryLocationDatesApplication
Volunteer and Youth Program Individual Placement • Shenandoah National ParkEngage young people as current and future stewards of Shenandoah National Park.Luray, VAMay 13th - Nov. 8th, 2024 (26 weeks)Apply Here
Interpretation Individual Placements • C&O Canal National Historical Park Provide visitor services and interpretive programming for visitors to the park.Williamsport, MDMay 15th - Nov. 8th, 2024 (26 weeks)Apply Here
Cultural Steward Individual Placements Captain John Smith National Historic TrailLearn about park management and implement your skills at a historic native site.Jamestown, VAMay 20th - Nov. 15th, 2024 (26 weeks)Apply Here
Digital Interpretation Individual Placement • C&O Canal National Historical ParkAssist NPS staff in enhancing the park's digital media. Williamsport, MDFlexible start in May for 47-week termApply Here
Environmental Steward Individual Placement • Lake Erie Islands ConservancyAdvocate for and preserve the scenic and natural areas at a unique island area.Put-In-Bay, OhioJune – August 2024 (10 weeks) Apply Here
Buffers Assessment Individual Placement • Appalachian Conservation CorpsHelp ACC Watershed Corps assess sites and develop plans for riparian forest buffers. Mt. Crawford, VAJune 24th, 2024 - Aug. 16th, 2024 (8 weeks)Apply Here
Visitor Services and Education Individual Placement Antietam National BattlefieldEngage with the public by sharing information on the history of the park, while developing skills like public speaking and interpersonal communication.Sharpsburg, MDFlexible start in June or JulyApply 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 Laura, the Individual Placements Member Support Coordinator at


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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.