American Conservation Experience - EPIC & CORPS
  • National Park Service
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Fellowship
  • EPIC

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the Washington D.C. State Office ONE Park History Program Fellow to dedicate 52 weeks working directly with the NPS Park History Program (PHP) and the NPS Chief Historian.


Start Date: ASAP 2018

End Date: 52 weeks from start date

* A 52-Week Minimum Commitment is Expected *

Location: Washington, D.C.


Project Website: For more information about the NPS Washington Support Office (WASO) Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science Directorate, please visit: or the PHP:

For more information regarding American Conservation Experience (ACE), please visit:


Compensation: The ACE Fellow is expected to contribute 40 hours/week and receive a living allowance of $800/week paid out biweekly for food, housing, and incidental expenses. 

A metro pass payment is also offered directly to a SmarTrip card in the amount of $100 per month.


Position Description: The Fellowship will provide program and administrative support to implement the African American Civil Rights Network Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-104). 

 Specific duties include:

  1. Drafting a communication and outreach plan for the launch of the African American U. S. Civil Rights (AACR hereafter) Network application to include contact with National Park units and programs, Federal agencies, state and local governments, partner conservation organizations, interested stakeholders, media, and the general public;
  1. Assisting the NPS Federal Preservation Office with planning and facilitating a session to discuss the AACR Network site requirement and proposed process for establishing National Register eligibility for non-listed sites at the July 2018 National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers business meeting and/or other appropriate venues;
  1. Assisting with AACR Network logo design and collection of public comment through the Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website, traditional media, social media outlets, and other public information sources;
  1. Assisting with drafting an online AACR application template and database to upload to the NPS subject site;
  1. Assisting with initial and beta testing of the online application process by uploading data for identified National Park units into the AACR Network database;
  1. Assisting with planning and coordination of the AACR Network launch event, including securing location, preparing invitation correspondence, arranging event logistics, and onsite coordination;
  1. Assisting with program education and outreach activities, including but not limited to writing social media posts, drafting program materials such as fliers and brochures, responding to general information requests, and drafting correspondence.


Training Provided: In addition to the project-specific responsibilities the ACE Fellow will undertake career development, mentoring, and skills training opportunities including resume-writing and job application best practices.  Training opportunities and exposure offered by the Senior NPS Cultural Resources staff members may include but not be limited to:

  • Website Content Management Systems (CMS) development and certification;
  • National Register and National Historic Landmark policies, procedures, and documentation preparation;
  • Oral history best practices and interview techniques;
  • Grant and cooperative agreement administration;
  • Public speaking; and budget development.


Qualifications: Applicants for the position must hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree and/or 1 year of experience in U.S. History, African American History, Cultural Resource Management, public history, African American studies, Cultural Anthropology, or a related discipline. 


  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • 18 to 35 years old
  • Able and willing to work in an office setting at a computer
  • Proficient in English
  • Must have good writing skills
  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate information verbally and in writing
  • Must be organized, resourceful, adaptable,
  • Must be able to work comfortably independently and in a group.
  • Ability to undergo a federal criminal background check is required


  • A Master's degree in U.S. History, Cultural Resource Management, public history, or African American Studies;
  • Effective communication skills with all ages and diverse audiences;
  • Previous experience with project planning, coordination, and implementation;
  • Strong attention to detail and effective proven time management skills;
  • Database management familiarity;
  • Demonstrated writing skills and comfort editing and developing content for a diverse audience.

The ACE Fellow must be willing and able to represent ACE and the NPS in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.  Drug users should not consider applying, as ACE and NPS reserve the right to require drug testing.


To Apply: Please submit a thoughtful resume and cover letter along with contact information for 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right-hand corner of the position listing on our website here:

NOTE: Early consideration will be given as applications are received. This posting may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact the ACE EPIC NPS National Division Director Peter Woodruff at

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