Land Steward Individual Placements Intern - Virginia Outdoors Foundation @ Appalachian Conservation Corps

Land Steward Individual Placements Intern - Virginia Outdoors Foundation


Title: Land Steward Individual Placements

Positions Available: 4 Internships

Location: Northern Virginia and surrounding counties; Charlottesville, VA

Start Date: May 2nd, 2022 (may be flexible)

Estimated End Date: 50 weeks after start date

Status: This is a full-time, year-long 1700 hour AmeriCorps National Service position.

Contact: Questions? Email

Appalachian Conservation Corps:

Appalachian Conservation Corps (ACC) works to connect young people to critical conservation service work across Appalachia and neighboring communities in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, DC, and Pennsylvania. As a corps program, ACC partners with public land managers to identify, plan, and complete projects that improve public access, habitat quality, and economic development. ACC is a program of Conservation Legacy, a nationwide network of conservation service organizations. Our programs focus on service, 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 and issues affecting it and introduces individuals to recreation and resource management careers. ACC welcomes national applicants, but also emphasizes the engagement of local individuals who represent the communities in which they serve.

Position Summary:

This is a great opportunity to build your career in land conservation ! The Land Steward Individual Placement is an internship position with the Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) in Northern Virginia and Charlottesville, VA.

The Land Steward Individual Placements will serve with the VOF, other partners, and private landowners to support the open-space easement program across Northern and Central Virginia. The position will require 40 hours per week for 50 weeks, with frequent weekly and bi-weekly travel throughout the Piedmont region. The Individual Placements will assist with open-space easement monitoring, digital file organization, database entry and other duties including:

    • Traveling across the Piedmont stewardship region to conduct site visits.
    • Visiting easement properties to document any physical changes using iPhone applications, GPS and GIS.
    • Creating maps and manipulating data using ArcView 10.
    • Contacting easement property owners and their representatives.
    • Reviewing and understanding complex land records for protected properties.
    • Maintaining accurate digital files, including database entry.
    • Participate in training activities, as required.
    • Participate in staff meetings, as required.
  • Other potential activities include work with VOF Owned Lands for nature-based education programs and public access management, visits around Commonwealth to engage with other VOF staff and partners.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills will be necessary. The Individual Placement will be required to operate a vehicle to travel to field visits.

Housing is NOT provided for this position.


  • $570/week living stipend, paid bi-weekly
  • $6,345.00 AmeriCorps Segal Education Award upon successful completion of 1700 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)
  • Healthcare benefits
  • 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 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

How to apply:

Apply via the link on this site:

A resume and cover letter are required to be considered for this position. Please complete all evaluation questions as needed. Deadline to apply is February 28th.

Required Skills

General Qualifications:

To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 30 (exception for Veterans up to age 35), and a US Citizen, National, or Legal Permanent Resident 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 (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).

  • Degree in Planning, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Science, Civil, Agricultural, or Environmental Engineering, or related field, from an accredited college or university preferred/desirable, or experience that would provide the skills and abilities listed.
  • Must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to work alone or in teams on projects, including site visits to properties in remote and rural areas.
  • Demonstrated experience with ArcView 10, GPS, and similar applications.
  • Demonstrated experience in using aerial imagery, iPhone applications, and GPS for monitoring and navigating properties.
  • Demonstrated computer skills using Microsoft Office suite.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interpret boundary surveys, property descriptions, and other related materials.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Detail-oriented.

Nonprofit- NGO

$570/week living stipend, paid bi-weekly


Charlottesville, VA, USA




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