American Conservation Experience - EPIC
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  • EPIC

Looking for an opportunity to get involved in the conservation field as a young professional?

We are continually accepting applications for future position openings. Please note that submitting your application here does not ensure your application for specific positions once they are posted. It does however give ACE staff an opportunity to provide feedback on your application materials and better support you through the application process if applicable. Feel free and encouraged to apply to specific positions once they are posted. 

ACE EPIC Positions provide recent graduates with focused, hands-on opportunities to work alongside and under the guidance of agency mentors and to apply their knowledge of resource management on actual projects and programs as they develop and emerge as the next generation of resource and land managers. ACE EPIC operates in coalition with partners such as the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service, and other conservation focused groups to place interns within the operating structure of these organizations. Within the agencies and organizations, ACE members gain practical experience, implement the principles of managing public lands, and continue learning under the guidance of experienced agency mentors as they develop into the next generation of natural resource managers.

ACE positions not only provide a framework to build a skilled workforce for the 21st century but also allow youth to explore, connect, and preserve America's natural and cultural resources as they gain professional skills and cultivate their careers in the resource management field.

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Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate their skills and experience through their resume and application and have a strong interest or educational background in biology, conservation, natural resource management, planning, forestry, fisheries management, botany, ecology, geology, geography, environmental studies, cultural resource management, archaeology, anthropology, preservation studies, public history, or relevant field. A passion for public lands management is highly desired.


  • US Citizenship or Permanent Resident
  • Members are typically between the ages of 18 and 35
  • Ability to undergo a federal background check
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Precise attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently
  • Efficient and able to effectively manage personal time
  • Ability to function conscientiously in a team setting

May be required:

  • 4 year degree or enrollment in undergraduate or graduate educational program
  • Ability to function in both indoor and outdoor settings
  • GIS and GPS experience
  • Current student or recent graduate
  • Current driver's license and ability to operate both passenger vehicles and trucks
  • Experience working with diverse audiences


ACE members must be willing to represent ACE and our partners in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner. 


To Apply: 

Please submit a resume and general letter of interest along with 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on our website here: 


If you have any questions regarding ACE EPIC positions please feel free to contact Member Manager, Erin Mounce, at 385-266-7483 or

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