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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 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.

Open Positions

TitlePosition SummaryLocationDatesApplication
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, MD4/17/2023 - 3/29/2024 (50 Weeks)

4/17/2023 - 10/13/2023 (26 Weeks)
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Communications Liaison Individual Placement• Shenandoah National ParkBe a visual storyteller to provide media coverage and promote the important work of Shenandoah and its partners.Luray, VA5/15/2023 - 11/10/2023 (26 Weeks)Click Here
Women's Interpretive Media Individual Placement Shenandoah National ParkAmplify the stories of the women who helped shape Shenandoah and held national significance. Luray, VA5/15/2023 - 11/10/2023 (26 Weeks)Click Here
Living History Individual Placement Appomattox Court House National Historical ParkEngage and educate the public through living history programming. Appomattox, VA5/15/2023 - 8/18/2023 (14 Weeks)Click Here
Maintenance and Resource Management Individual Placements Antietam National BattlefieldLearn more about a career in park maintenance or resource management and land stewardship.Sharpsburg, MD5/15/2023 - 11/10/2023 (26 Weeks)

5/29/2023 - 8/4/2023 (12 Weeks)

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Resource Management Individual Placements Monocacy National BattlefieldSpend your summer outside with a team focused on preserving a historic space.Frederick, MD5/15/2023 - 8/4/2023 (12 Weeks)Click Here
Resource Education and Visitor Services Individual Placements Monocacy National BattlefieldDevelop your communication skills with this fun summer opportunity at a National Park Service site.Frederick, MD5/29/2023 - 8/18/2023 (12 Weeks)Click Here
Field Biologist and Outreach Individual Placement Kelleys Island Field StationSpend your summer immersed in the natural world, living and working on a unique island area.Kelleys Island, OH5/29/2023 - 8/18/2023 (12 Weeks)Click 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, OH6/12/2023 - 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





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.