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 include:
- Invasive Plant Management
- Education and Interpretation
- Digital Design and Science Communications
- Historical Research and Preservation
- Cultural and Natural Resource Management
- Land Monitoring/GIS
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.
|Interpretation Individual Placements • C&O Canal National Historical Park||Share the stories of C&O Canal through a wide variety of interpretive and educational programming services.||Williamsport, MD; Great Falls, MD; or Cumberland, MD||4/17/2023 - 3/29/2024 (50 Weeks)|
4/17/2023 - 10/13/2023 (26 Weeks)
|Communications Liaison Individual Placement• Shenandoah National Park||Be a visual storyteller to provide media coverage and promote the important work of Shenandoah and its partners.||Luray, VA||5/15/2023 - 11/10/2023 (26 Weeks)||Click Here|
|Women's Interpretive Media Individual Placement • Shenandoah National Park||Amplify the stories of the women who helped shape Shenandoah and held national significance.||Luray, VA||5/15/2023 - 11/10/2023 (26 Weeks)||Click Here|
|Living History Individual Placement • Appomattox Court House National Historical Park||Engage and educate the public through living history programming.||Appomattox, VA||5/15/2023 - 8/18/2023 (14 Weeks)||Click Here|
|Maintenance and Resource Management Individual Placements • Antietam National Battlefield||Learn more about a career in park maintenance or resource management and land stewardship.||Sharpsburg, MD||5/15/2023 - 11/10/2023 (26 Weeks)|
5/29/2023 - 8/4/2023 (12 Weeks)
|Resource Management Individual Placements • Monocacy National Battlefield||Spend your summer outside with a team focused on preserving a historic space.||Frederick, MD||5/15/2023 - 8/4/2023 (12 Weeks)||Click Here|
|Resource Education and Visitor Services Individual Placements • Monocacy National Battlefield||Develop your communication skills with this fun summer opportunity at a National Park Service site.||Frederick, MD||5/29/2023 - 8/18/2023 (12 Weeks)||Click Here|
|Field Biologist and Outreach Individual Placement • Kelleys Island Field Station||Spend your summer immersed in the natural world, living and working on a unique island area.||Kelleys Island, OH||5/29/2023 - 8/18/2023 (12 Weeks)||Click Here|
|Environmental Steward Individual Placement • Lake Erie Islands Conservancy||Advocate for and preserve the scenic and natural areas at a unique Island area.||Put-In-Bay, OH||6/12/2023 - 8/12/2023 (10 Weeks)||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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
INDIVIDUAL PLACEMENTS IN THE NEWS
Who tells the stories?
January 19th, 2023 | WASHINGTON, D.C. - Read full article: Despite my long history with National Parks, I didn’t realize that I was missing a core personal connection with our public lands — learning about Chinese American history. While I learned a lot about white American history, from the battles of the Civil War to colonial settlement, it was rare that I came across exhibits featuring my own cultural identity or history. But, I didn’t really question it. I just thought there weren’t that many stories to tell. Or perhaps the stories would fall on deaf ears...
Meet our 2022 Environmental Science Intern – Reggie Payne
July 6th, 2022| RICHMOND, VA- Press Release: Meet Reggie Payne, a current Virginia Commonwealth University student working with the James River Association this summer to assist with the James River Watch program.
Uncovering the Past
May 3rd, 2022 | RICHMOND, VA : Press Release: You never know what you might discover when you show up for a day of work as an Individual Placement intern. During a recent Earth Day service project, two Appalachian Conservation Corps Individual Placement interns happened to uncover a piece of Richmond history...
Appalachian Conservation corps Intern Selected by the Corps Network as the 2022 Corpsmember of the Year
March 8th, 2022 | HARRISONBURG, VA – : Press Release: Kalen Anderson, former Appalachian Conservation Corps’ (ACC) Werowocomoco project intern, will be recognized by The Corps Network, the National Association of Service and Conservation Corps, as a 2022 Corpsmember of the Year...
Land Steward Individual Placements Pilot Year Coming to a Close
March 11th, 2022 | WARRENTON, VA – : Press Release: Emily Stern and Rebecca Budrock, part of the pilot Individual Placements Program in partnership with the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, reflect on their term as the first year comes to a close...
Indigenous Insight Informs NPS Exploration And Development Of Sacred Site
March 5,2021 | Press Release: Werowocomoco rests atop a bluff on a peninsula in the Tidewater region of eastern Virginia, surrounded by marshlands, fields, and forests. It is a lush and verdant place, rich in plant and animal life—but most importantly, rich in Indigenous history and heritage...
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.