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TCN 2019 Fact Sheet

Appalachian Conservation Corps

Position title : CRM Publications Individual Placement

Type of Position : Corpsmember / Intern

Town, City, Park, etc : National Capital Region

State / Territory : District of Columbia

Organization/Program Description :

The Appalachian Conservation Corps (ACC) is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization, whose mission is to connect young adults to meaningful conservation service. ACC engages motivated young adults to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects throughout the region. ACC works with a variety of land management agencies throughout the state such as the United States Forest Service, National Park Service, and The Nature Conservancy. Interns and Crews complete technical and/or specialized projects depending on project partner needs, including disaster relief if the opportunity arises.

Our programs focus on place-based learning, life skills development, appreciation of diversity, civic responsibility and career development. ACC also provides an opportunity for members to learn about the local environment, environmental issues and introduces individuals to recreation and resource management careers.  When not in the field, members are expected to find their own housing.

Position Description :

Build your career in resource management, protection and education!

The Cultural Resource Management (CRM) Publications Individual Placement is based in Washington, D.C. with the National Park Service. This 6-month AmeriCorps position will work to provide CRM-related support to the parks and partners in the National Capital Region through the development of reports and communications materials. The Individual Placement (IP) will primarily work on office-based assignments under the mentorship and support of the NPS Staff. The reports created by the IP will provide park resource managers with guidance and information that support caretaking of National Park cultural resources including historic structures and cultural landscapes. The IP may also catalog and otherwise improve access to cultural resource reports and related products that were produced by and for the National Parks of the National Capital Region.

In addition, the IPs will be encouraged to attend NPS-sponsored training, and to take part in the activities of other resource programs.

The AmeriCorps Intern will receive a $500 per week living stipend. Housing is not provided. This position will also be eligible for an education award based on the length of the service term.

Requirements :

General Qualifications:  

To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 30, and a US citizen that has received a high school diploma or GED. All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award.

  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Comfortable working in an office environment
  • Skilled in graphic design and desktop publishing
  • Experience and expertise in using Adobe InDesign
  • Familiarity with Adobe Acrobat DC
  • Familiarity with document accessibility following Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act is preferred (https://www.section508.gov/create/pdfs).

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Resident of Washington, DC or surrounding metro area
  • Familiarity with Cultural Resource Management topics and policy
  • Professionalism in working with project partners
  • Interest in pursuing a career with a public land management agency