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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

TitlePosition SummaryLocationDatesApplication
Invasive Plant Management Individual Placements National Capital RegionWork with a team to combat invasive plant species across the region. Washington, D.C.Feb. 12, 2024 - Nov. 1, 2024 (38 weeks)Apply Here
Education and Interpretation Individual Placements • Shenandoah National ParkHelp present interpretative programs to the public and educational groups. Luray, VAFeb. 26, 2024 - Sept. 6, 2024 OR April 21, 2024 - Nov. 1, 2024 (28 weeks)Apply 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.

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