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Event Planning Fellowship- National Trails Office

Summary: American Conservation Experience (ACE), a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) is seeking an Event Planning Fellow interested in dedicating 17 weeks to support the National Trails Office with logistical planning, social media, community outreach, and partner planning for the 2022 American Solar Challenge which follows the route of the Oregon National Historic Trail.

For more information about ACE, please visit:

Start Date: April 11, 2022

End Date: August 5, 2022

Location: This fellowship will be remote with some travel expectations.

National Trails administers nine national historic trails and one historic highway that, combined, stretch for 25,000 miles across 24 states. The National Trails Office works with a diversity of partners to protect, develop, and promote these special places. Their staff of interdisciplinary experts assist community groups, private landowners, nonprofit organizations, tribes, and federal, state, county, and local agencies with site planning and design, on-the-ground trail mapping, educational opportunities, and identifying resources.

For more information about the National Trails Office (NTIR) based out of Santa Fe, NM, please visit:

Living Allowance: ACE Fellow is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $400/week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.

Housing: Housing is not provided by ACE or NPS and is the responsibility of the Fellow. A monthly reimbursement of $1,200 will be offered to help offset the cost of housing.

AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 675-hour AmeriCorps Education Award ($2,417.14) upon successful completion of service hours and full term.

Position Description: ​​This project will support logistical planning, social media, community outreach, and partner planning for the 2022 American Solar Challenge, which will roughly follow the route of the Oregon National Historic Trail (NHT) from Independence, MO and to Twin Falls, ID. The American Solar Challenge (ASC) is a collegiate student design competition where university teams design, build, and then drive a solar-powered vehicle along a defined route. The Oregon Trail NHT is administered by the National Park Service, which has partnered with the solar challenge to raise awareness about the Oregon NHT and other National Trails through this unique event.

The ACE Fellow will help to 1) provide enhanced public awareness and understanding of the Oregon NHT and other NHTs and 2) increase the collaboration and communication between federal, state, county, city, non-profit, and community partners along the Oregon NHT for the purposes of improved public engagement with the Trail.



  • Strong writing, communication, and organizational skills
  • Understanding of social media platforms and how they function
  • Willing and able to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner
  • Ability to be both self-directed/work alone, and be a positive, contributing member of a group
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request)
  • Willing to undergo and must pass required criminal history checks
  • Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • ACE Members must verify that they are fully vaccinated for Covid-19 by the time they start their term or request a medical or religious exemption

To Apply: Please submit your resume, a cover letter demonstrating your interest and experience, and contact information for three professional/academic references to the online application page for this position here: Early consideration will be given as resumes are received. If you have any questions regarding this position please feel free to contact ACE EPIC Program Manager, Jen Wells at

EEO: 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.

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