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🔗Science Communications Individual Placement​ – NPS Inventory & Monitoring

  • Full Time
  • Internship
  • Washington D.C., DC
  • 600 USD / Week
  • October 30, 2023
  • Department: Individual Placements
  • Job Summary: Take scientific research and develop reports, fact sheets, web content, and other communications materials for internal and external use.
  • How to Apply:

    How to Apply:

    In addition to your resume, please submit a one-page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position. Applications are only accepted through our website,

  • Job benefits: $6,495 Americorps Segal Education Award, Health/Vision/Dental, $500 professional development fund, eligible for Public Land Corps Hiring Authority, Member Assistance Program
  • Application URL:

Website Appalachian Conservation Corps

Title: ​Science Communications Individual Placement​

Location: Washington, D.C. (Full-time position with some remote work possible)

Dates: 10/30/2023 – 10/11/2024 (50 weeks)

Positions Available: 1 Internship

Pay: $600/week, paid biweekly with health benefits.

Status: This is a full-time, temporary, 1700-hour AmeriCorps national service position.

Contact: Questions? Email

The application will stay open until the position is filled. Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application.

Appalachian Conservation Corps

Appalachian Conservation Corps (ACC) connects young people to critical conservation service work across Appalachia and neighboring Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, DC, and Pennsylvania communities. 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 allows 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 Details

The Science Communications Individual Placement is based in Washington, D.C., with the National Park Service’s Inventory and Monitoring program ( This approximately 12-month AmeriCorps position will provide Natural Resource Management-related support to the parks and partners inpital Region by developing the National Ca reports, fact sheets, web content, and other communications materials. The Individual Placement (IP) will primarily work on office-based assignments with the capacity for some remote work under the mentorship and support of the NPS Staff. The materials created by the IP will provide park resource managers with guidance and information that support the caretaking of National Park natural resources and may also provide park interpreters with ways to connect to park visitors and the public. The IP may also catalog and improve access to natural resource reports and related products produced by and for the National Parks of the National Capital Region.

Responsibilities include but aren’t limited to:

  • Reading technical reports and sorting out the most important messages.
  • Organizing and prioritizing large amounts of information.
  • Proposing and creating effective graphic depictions of data.
  • Writing compelling prose to deliver important messages.
  • This internship aims to provide a concentrated, practical experience in natural resource management that allows the opportunity to apply classroom theory through a “hands-on” experience with the National Park Service.

Local candidates will have the opportunity to visit the parks and assist with field operations for vegetation and water data collection.

Housing is not provided.


  • $600/week paid bi-weekly
  • Option to enroll in free health, vision, and dental benefits
  • Segal Education award of $6,495 to be used towards future education or student loans at the completion of the term
  • Possible student loan forbearance
  • $500 for professional development or travel
  • Discounted outdoor gear through Outdoor Prolink
  • Member Assistance Program– 3 free sessions of support with a counseling or work-life balance specialist
  • Non-competitive hiring eligibility through the Public Land Corps Hiring Authority when applying for federal jobs
  • Uniform shirts and other necessary safety equipment are provided
  • On-the-job training
  • Additional subject-specific certifications and trainings may be offered
  • Professional development opportunities (mentorship, resume support, alumni listserv, etc.) and exposure to natural resource career paths

General Qualifications:

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Skilled in written communication on scientific and nature topics
  • Familiarity with natural resource management, science topics, and policy
  • Skilled with Adobe suite products, especially Adobe Acrobat DC
  • Familiarity with document and multimedia accessibility following Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act is preferred (

How to Apply:

In addition to your resume, please submit a one-page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed. Applications are only accepted through our website,

Our Promise:

Conservation Legacy is committed to fully including all qualified individuals and will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to perform essential job functions. Some positions may require periodic overnight travel, non-traditional work hours, the ability to move across varied terrain, and the use of program-specific tools and a range of technology on an infrequent or frequent basis. Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, push, pull, or move objects. Some positions may also require the ability to safely drive an organizational vehicle. If you need assistance and/or reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to the hiring manager.

Conservation Legacy is an equal-opportunity employer.  We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply


    All NCPE interns received an hourly stipend, the rate is listed at each position description. Additionally, interns receive paid time off (PTO), paid Federal holidays if working full-time, and access to NCPE's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for career and personal counseling, coaching, and referrals. Project sites may also offer a housing allowance and/or commuting stipend; this information is also listed in the description or offered during the interview.

    As an organization operating under Public Land Corps Act (PLC) authority, many NCPE positions qualify the intern for Federal Hiring Preference if (1) they complete a minimum of 640 hours at one or more qualifying conservation project(s); (2) are between the ages of 16 and 30 years (35 if a veteran); and (3) apply for a Federal position at USAJOBS with PLC noted in the announcement within two years of completing the internship. Find out more about this hiring preference during the interview or contact for details.


    To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program or recently graduated (within the past 12 months) and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in the program; previous interns must stay within this overall limit. The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full time (40 hours per week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. If selected, the exact starting date will be determined by you and the NPS supervisor. The stipend rate is $17.00 per hour unless otherwise listed.

    The successful candidate is responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location; some exceptions apply. The supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.

    The National Council requires all interns working in-person at Federal facilities and/or with Federal employees receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Please be advised that you may also be required to wear a mask, depending on the protocols adopted by your work site. Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required if you are selected for a position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about these requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. You may direct any questions to NCPE's Internship Program Director, Julee Johnson, at

    Please note that interns are not NCPE or NPS employees. Stipends are academic awards and taxes are not withheld, nor are social security contributions made on your behalf. These funds may be taxable, however, so consult a tax preparation professional if you have questions.

    How to Apply

    You may review NCPE's internship opportunities during the Summer and Winter application rounds without registering. Use the search function to find listings by location, keyword, or area of interest/category. Once you identify one or more positions of interest, there is a 3-step application process.

    Step 1: Click on the Apply for Job button, then select Universal Application. Click on Register to create a User Account, which requires a username and email. A link will be sent to you from to create a password. We suggest that you add this email to your safe senders list so you don't miss receiving this important link. You will be instructed to Log In to Preservenet using your user name or email and password, which will take you back to the Universal Application.

    Step 2: The Universal Application is required to apply for all NCPE internships. You fill out this form only once. In addition to contact information, educational status, work history, and experience, it requires two attachments: (1) the 2 most recent years of academic transcripts. These may be unofficial transcripts if official versions are unavailable. PDF only, labeled Your Last Name_Your First Name_Transcript. (2) a resume or CV (curriculum vitae). Please limit to a maximum of 4 pages; 2 pages preferred. May be .doc, .docx or PDF. Label Your Last Name_Your First Name_Resume. This form may be saved as a draft and completed later. Use the link provided to return to the form.

    Step 3: Once you submit the Universal Application, you may browse and apply for NCPE internships using the link provided. Complete the application process by clicking on the Apply for job button found at each internship listing and upload the required Essay. Use the essay to explain why you are applying for an internship, including how your interest areas will benefit the National Park Service (NPS) and how the internship will further your studies and career goals. Be as specific as possible; there is a 400-word maximum length. Submit the essay to finish the application for that position. You may apply for a maximum of 6 internships during this application round. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!

    Once the deadline for submission has passed, NPS supervisors will review the applications and may contact candidates for a phone interview. Candidates who are not selected will be notified. Please allow about 4 weeks after the deadline before inquiring about the status of your application.

Logging in with a Registered User Account and completing the Universal Application is required to apply for NCPE Internships. Please visit the Universal Application page to register for an account and complete the form. After logging in and completing the form, refreshing this listing will display the Job Application to apply online.

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