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 ACCRecruiting@conservationlegacy.org
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.
The Science Communications Individual Placement is based in Washington, D.C., with the National Park Service’s Inventory and Monitoring program (https://www.nps.gov/im/ncrn/index.htm). 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
- 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
- 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 (https://www.section508.gov/create/pdfs)
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, www.appalachiancc.org/open-positions.
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.