Resource Management & Maintenance Intern - Monocacy National Battlefield @ Appalachian Conservation Corps


Resource Management & Maintenance Intern - Monocacy National Battlefield

Description

Title: Resource Management and Maintenance Individual Placement

Location: Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick, MD

Start Date: May 16, 2022 (may be flexible)

Estimated End Date: August 5th, 2021

Positions Available: 4 internships

Status: This is a full-time, seasonal 450 hour AmeriCorps National Service position.

Contact: Questions? Email Alex Vindas Cruz (alex_vindascruz@nps.gov)


Position Summary:

This is a great opportunity to learn more about a career in resource management and land stewardship! The _ Resource Management and Maintenance Individual Placement_ is an internship position based at Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick, Maryland.

​​The Resource Management and Maintenance Individual Placement at Monocacy National Battlefield will work directly with both the Natural and Cultural Resource Management, and Maintenance divisions to complete a wide variety of field projects in Summer 2022. The 12-week position will work as part of multiple ‘teams’ to complete projects such as trail maintenance and repair; fence repair and construction; exotic plant management; landscaping; native species plantings; grass mowing and trimming; painting; and other summer projects. Interns will work with various tools and equipment including hand tools, trimmers, backpack and tank herbicide sprayers, and chainsaws. Individuals will also have the opportunity to work extensively with NPS staff biological science technicians, maintenance workers, carpenters, archeologist, Youth Conservation Corps enrollees, other interns, and the park’s Chief of Resource Management and Chief of Maintenance. Training may be provided in chainsaw operation and safety, First Aid/CPR/AED, archaeological field methods, pesticide use and safety, Operational Leadership (safety), wildland firefighting, plant identification, landscaping and pruning, and others as needed.​​ Housing is NOT provided for this position.

Benefits:

  • $550/week living stipend, paid bi-weekly
  • $1,678.57 AmeriCorps Segal Education Award upon successful completion of 450 hour service term (award amount varies based on length of commitment and can be used for paying off federal student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college)
  • Possible student loan forbearance
  • Member Assistance Program – 3 free sessions of support with a counseling or work-life balance specialist
  • Uniform shirts and other necessary safety equipment is provided
  • On-the-job training
  • Additional subject-specific certifications and trainings may be offered
  • Depending upon the academic institution and program, this position may fulfill internship requirements
  • Professional development opportunities (mentorship, resume support, alumni listserv, etc.) and exposure to natural resource career paths

General Qualifications:

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 30 (exception for Veterans up to age 35)
  • Have US Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency status
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Pass background checks: all offers of positions are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and Federal and/or State criminal background check
  • Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (individuals are eligible if they have not already completed 2 full years of AmeriCorps service, or 4 AmeriCorps service terms, whichever comes first – please contact us if you are unsure of your eligibility)
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Willingness to work as part of a team
  • Physically capable of field activities (hiking, carrying backpacks and equipment) in adverse conditions (high heat, high humidity, biting insects, rough terrain, inclement weather)
  • Comfortable working in a field and office environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Local resident of the Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, or Frederick, MD metro areas and able to commute to Monocacy National Battlefield daily
  • Demonstrated experience working in a field environment

Entry-level, Mid-level

Nonprofit- NGO

$550/week living stipend

Location

Monocacy National Battlefield, Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD, USA

Category

External

Posted

2022-01-03 00:00