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Applicants

Appalachian Conservation Corps (ACC) seeks applicants who are interested in fully committing to the program, who are willing to overcome any challenges, and those who will take advantage of the opportunities, skills and trainings that are offered throughout their term of service. ACC seeks those who will benefit from and contribute the most to the program; many positions require no previous experience.

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Crew Member Positions

Crew Member positions include: Adult Conservation Crews, Youth Conservation Crews, and Leadership Development Program Crews. Please read through the position description before applying. Crew Member positions are entry-level, for individuals who are interested in the field of conservation but may not have previous experience, although those with experience are encouraged to apply as well.

Please see the table below for open Crew Member positions with ACC. Click the 'Apply Now' link for more information and instructions to apply. Applications are reviewed and individuals are selected on a rolling basis. Good luck!


Position TitleDatesLocationApplication
Spring Conservation Crews • Crew MemberFebruary - August 2023Harrisonburg, VAApply Now!
Spring Chainsaw Crew • Crew MemberFebruary - August 2023Harrisonburg, VAApply Now!
Summer Conservation Crews • Crew MemberMay - August 2023Harrisonburg, VAApply Now!
Summer Chainsaw Crew • Crew MemberMay - August 2023Harrisonburg, VAApply Now!
Youth Conservation Crew MemberJune - July 2023Harrisonburg, VAApply Now!
Shenandoah Youth Crew Member June - July OR July - August 2023Harrisonburg, VAApply Now!
Young Women's Day CrewJune - July OR July - August 2023Roanoke, VAApply Now!
Valley Forge Day Youth CrewJune - July 2023King of Prussia, PAApply Now!

Leadership Positions

Crew Leader positions include: Staff Crew Leaders and AmeriCorps Crew Leaders. Crew Leaders with ACC perform many roles and are the key to our program’s success. Candidates must demonstrate resourcefulness, professionalism, excellent judgement, and strong communication skills. Previous experience in the outdoor industry, and ideally in the Conservation Corps world, is needed for these positions. Successful Crew Leaders lead by example and devote themselves to creating a strong and safe crew culture, working alongside, supporting, and mentoring their crew members.

Please see the table below for open Leadership positions with ACC. Click the 'Apply Here' link for more information and instructions to apply. Applications are reviewed and individuals are selected on a rolling basis. Good luck!

Position TitleDatesLocationApplication
Conservation Crew Leader Seasonal StaffMarch- May 2023Harrisonburg, VAApply Now!
Conservation Crew Leader • AmeriCorpsMarch - May 2023Harrisonburg, VAApply Now!
Conservation Crew Leader • Seasonal StaffMay - August 2023Harrisonburg, VAApply Now!
Conservation Crew Leader • AmeriCorpsMay - August 2023Harrisonburg, VAApply Now!
Youth Conservation Crew Leader • Seasonal StaffJune - August 2023Harrisonburg, VAApply Now!
Youth Conservation Crew Leader • AmeriCorpsJune - August 2023Harrisonburg, VAApply Now!

Individual Placement (IP) Positions

IP Positions are internships offered with a variety of partners, including federal agencies. IPs serve in specialized roles, working on a particular facet of resource management such as Education & Interpretation, Invasive Plant Management, or Backcountry & GIS. IP's work directly with partner staff, and thus have access to many networking, skill-building, and professional development opportunities. IP Positions often require previous education or experience in the applicable field, and candidates must display professionalism, initiative, and maturity.

Please see the table below for open Individual Placement positions with ACC. Click the 'Apply Here' link for more information and instructions to apply. Applications are reviewed and individuals are selected on a rolling basis.

TitleLocationTermApplication
Interpretation Individual Placements • C&O Canal National Historical ParkWilliamsport, MD; Great Falls, MD; or Cumberland, MD 4/17/2023 - 3/29/2024 (50 Weeks)

4/17/2023 - 10/13/2023 (26 Weeks)
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Communications Liaison Individual PlacementShenandoah National Park Luray, VA 5/15/2023 - 11/10/2023 (26 Weeks) Click Here
Women's Interpretive Media Individual Placement • Shenandoah National Park Luray, VA 5/15/2023 - 11/10/2023 (26 Weeks) Click Here
Living History Individual Placement • Appomattox Court House National Historical Park Appomattox, VA5/15/2023 - 8/18/2023 (14 Weeks)Click Here
Maintenance and Resource Management Individual Placements • Antietam National Battlefield Sharpsburg, MD 5/15/2023 - 11/10/2023 (26 Weeks)


5/29/2023 - 8/4/2023 (12 Weeks)
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Resource Management Individual Placements • Monocacy National Battlefield Frederick, MD 5/15/2023 - 8/4/2023 (12 Weeks) Click Here
Resource Education and Visitor Services Individual Placements • Monocacy National Battlefield Frederick, MD 5/29/2023 - 8/18/2023 (12 Weeks) Click Here
Field Biologist and Outreach Individual Placement • Kelleys Island Field Station Kelleys Island, OH 5/29/2023 - 8/18/2023 (12 Weeks) Click Here
Environmental Steward Individual Placement • Lake Erie Islands Conservancy Put-In-Bay, OH 6/12/2023 - 8/12/2023 (10 Weeks) Click Here

Staff Positions

Staff positions are posted on an as-needed basis. They are critical to the success of ACC and cover a wide variety of roles within the program. Check back soon for more opportunities!

Please see the table below for open staff positions with ACC. Click the 'Apply Here' link for more information and instructions to apply. Good luck!

Position TitleStatusLocationApplication
Youth Program CoordinatorPermanentHarrisonburg, VAApply Now!

Recruiter Contacts

Information Staff Name Email
General Questions ACC Recruiting ACCrecruiting@conservationlegacy.org
Crews Sarah Akers sakers@conservationlegacy.org
Individual Placements Maddie Interdonato minterdonato@conservationlegacy.org
Leadership Positions Robert Pullen rpullen@conservationlegacy.org

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.