American Conservation Experience - EPIC & CORPS
  • National Park Service
  • Plains, GA, USA
  • Internship
  • EPIC

Summary:  American Conservation Experience (ACE), a nonprofit conservation corps, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), is seeking ONE FMMS Intern interested in dedicating 52-weeks to the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site.  The primary responsibilities of this position will be to Solo-lead a group of 6 locally recruited high school students to complete conservation projects and environmental education at Jimmy Carter National Historic Site.  Leaders will work with students on conservation projects, during business hours Monday- Friday, with nights and weekends off, under the supervision of a Park staff member.  


Start Date: May 20, 2019

End Date: July 26, 2019

* A 10-week minimum commitment is required*



Location: Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, GA.


Project Website:  To learn more about the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, please visit the NPS website at: For more information regarding the ACE Internship Program, please visit: 


Compensation: The ACE intern will serve approximately 40 hours/week and receive a living allowance of $560/week for food, housing, and incidentals paid out biweekly.  An additional travel reimbursement not-to-exceed $650 is available.


Background:  Jimmy Carter National Historic Site is located in Plains, Georgia. Plains is a rural community in Southwest Georgia with full services available in Americus, GA (10 miles); Albany, GA (40 miles); and Columbus, GA (50 miles).


Specifically, the YCC Leader will:

  • Take part in a one week orientation prior to the crew starting
  • Complete a final week of the season after the YCC members have left to complete final paperwork
  • Act as a Crew Supervisor, by facilitating teamwork, managing field-based tasks, and guiding crew dynamics
  • Serve as an Advisor, by training members in technical conservation work skills, mentoring personal and professional development, and teaching environmental stewardship
  • Act as a Project Manager, by communicating with Park Staff, ensuring successful and timely completion of work projects.
  • Perform tasks as a Program Administrator, by organizing logistics, completing documentation.



  • Experience working with youth or young adults (preferably ages 15-19), teaching or environmental education a plus
  • Experience with conservation work skills or related skills is preferred construction, landscaping, and gardening
  • Must have a valid state drivers license 
  • Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements and most occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more
  • Current Basic First Aid and CPR certification required by the start of position



  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must be 18 to 35 years old
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professionals within NPS
  • Must have a valid driver's license; clean driving record, and ability to provide documentation
  • A self-starter, independent, organized and motivated
  • Willing to perform duties indoors and outdoors when needed
  • Must have excellent communication skills and be able to educate guests of all backgrounds about programs and Park information
  • Ability to carry out projects adequately with minimal supervision



  • Experience and/or knowledge in the mission of the NPS and other federal land management agencies. 

The interns must be willing to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.  Drug users should not consider applying, as ACE reserves the right to require drug testing.


To Apply: Please submit a thoughtful resume and cover letter 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:


NOTE: Early consideration will be given as applications are received. This position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact ACE EPIC NPS Outreach and Recruitment Specialist, (385) 522-3171  Tori Klotz

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