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

Summary:  American Conservation Experience (ACE), a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), is seeking one Natural Resource Intern who will dedicate 26 weeks to work directly with NPS natural resource professionals at Fort Pulaski National Monument.

This excellent opportunity is ideal for an enthusiastic young professional who is deeply committed to the preservation of our national parks!


Start Date: July 15, 2019 (some flexibility) 

End Date: January 11, 2019 (26 weeks from start date)

*A 26-week commitment is required*


Location: Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah, Georgia.

Fort Pulaski National Monument was established by Presidential Proclamation No. 1713 (43 Stat. 1968) on October 15, 1928, and was later transferred to the Department of the Interior as part of the national park system in 1933. The national monument, which sits between Savannah and Tybee Island on the Georgia coast, encompasses 5,623 acres on Cockspur and McQueen's Islands. Within this setting, the monument contains a broad range of significant resources that reflect both the natural and cultural history of Georgia on the Atlantic coast.  FOPU preserves and interprets the 19th century masonry fort and associated landscape that illustrate the evolution of civil engineering and military technology, a continuum of historic resources from colonial times to the present day, and approximately 5,000 acres of nearly pristine salt marsh on McQueen's and Cockspur Islands in Savannah, Georgia. 


Project Website: To learn more about the Fort Pulaski National Monument, please visit

For more information regarding the ACE EPIC Internship Program, please visit:


Compensation: The ACE Interns are expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $450/week to cover the costs of food and incidental expenses, paid biweekly. Housing is not provided, so local applicants are highly encouraged to apply.


AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 900-hour AmeriCorps Education award ($2,960) upon successful completion of internship service hours.  Additional enrollment is required.


Position Description: The ACE Intern will work alongside NPS professionals to cover a variety of natural resource management tasks within the park.

Specific duties include:

  • Reviewing park reports and planning documents
  • Conducting research about natural resource issues in the park
  • Identifying various habitats in the park
  • Delineating and monitoring wetlands
  • Measuring salinity and water quality
  • Planting hydrologic vegetation or sowing hydrologic seed in degraded wetlands
  • Developing natural resources content for park publications, website, and social media
  • Working with the public to provide natural resource education
  • Writing reports documenting natural resource management activities 


Qualifications: Applicants must hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, or related disciplines.


  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident. 
  • Must be 18 to 35 years old (interns must be 21 years of age or older to apply for any ACE position that requires operation of agency or Ace vehicles)
  • A valid driver's license, a clean driving record, and ability to provide documentation upon request.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing, with NPS resource professionals.
  • Willingness to interact with the public to interpret the park's natural resources
  • Ability to complete tasks well independently and with a team
  • Ability to serve outdoors in varying weather
  • Ability and willingness to undergo a federal criminal background check is required


  • Coursework involving wetlands
  • Experience with GIS/Mapping

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. 


EOE: American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American Conservation Experience complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.


To Apply: Please submit a thoughtful resume and cover letter along with three 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 can close at any time.  If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact the ACE EPIC NPS Recruitment Specialist, Madison Douthitt, (828) 329-4793 or at

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