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 Education Intern interested in dedicating 52-weeks to the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site. The ACE intern will focus on helping provide curriculum-based education programs, including on-site and virtual field trips.  Other opportunities include community outreach, assisting with special events for students, and working with cultural resources for historical research.

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


Start Date: September, 3, 2019

End Date: August 28, 2020 (or 52 weeks from start date)

*A 52-week minimum commitment is required*


Location: Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, GA.

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).


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 $520/week for food, housing, and incidentals paid out biweekly.  An additional one time relocation stipend not-to-exceed $650 is available.


Position Description: Intern will receive training in frontline interpretive operations, will receive interpretive coaching, be provided with needed safety training and equipment, assist in special park events, participate in division meetings, and be given proper training for other assigned Interpretation and Resource Management division related tasks.

Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing curriculum-based education programs related to park themes
  • Assisting with community outreach and special events
  • Working with cultural resources staff for program materials and research
  • Completing trainings: First Aid / CPR, interpretation, computer
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a degree (or be pursuing towards a degree). A combination of relevant education and appropriate experience is also acceptable. 


  • 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.
  • Ability to complete tasks well independently and with a team
  • Ability and willingness to undergo a federal criminal background check is required
  • 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 


  • Interested in interpretation and interacting with the general public on a regular basis
  • Strong desire to enter the public service field
  • 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.


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 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 Recruitment Specialist, (828) 329-4793 Madison Douthitt

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