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Posted: 05/09/2017

National Park Service/American Conservation Experience
Minute Man National Historical Park

The National Park Service, Minute Man National Historical Park, in partnership with American Conservation Experience, a Nonprofit Conservation Corps, is offering an 8-month Natural/Cultural Resource Associate position. This opportunity is intended for a graduate with interest in advancing their career goals in natural and cultural resources management at Minute Man National Historical Park, located in Concord-Lincoln-Lexington Massachusetts. The park preserves and interprets the historic structures and landscapes associated with the opening of the American Revolution on April 19th, 1775; and fosters an understanding of the events, causes, and consequences of the American Revolution. The position will include official travel outside the office, therefore it requires the intern to possess a valid driver's license to drive federal vehicles. The position will include training at other parks throughout the Northeast.

Natural/Cultural Resources Associate
Internship Opportunity
Concord, MA
$250/wk plus housing and training


This position will work under the supervision of the Natural/Cultural Resource Division Manager.  Primary duties include 


  • Assist with the preparation of management and maintenance plans for natural and cultural resources as well as resource management planning documents for funding requests

  • Prepare scopes and document treatment of exotic plants and replacement with native or historically appropriate non-invasive species

  • Implement projects with interdisciplinary teams, youth programs, and volunteers to improve the condition of natural and cultural resources

  • Collect data using GPS unit/tablet and compile resource data using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software to generate maps of resource conditions



Qualifications: Applicants must have a degree (or be pursuing a degree) in natural or cultural resource management, landscape architecture, planning, biology, anthropology, archeology or other related disciplines appropriate to the position.  A combination of relevant education and appropriate experience is also acceptable. 




  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in related field

  • US Citizenship and between the age of 18 and 35

  • Valid driver's license, clean driving record, and personal vehicle

  • Effective communication skills

  • Ability to gather, organize, and interpret data and relevant source materials

  • Excellent writing, editing, and organizational skills

  • Ability to actively participate on interdisciplinary teams

  • Ability and willingness to undergo a Federal background check

  • Ability to work outside in variable weather conditions in summer, fall, and winter




  • Strong desire to enter the public service field as a natural/cultural resource professional

  • Ability to prepare graphics using Adobe, AutoCAD, and/or Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

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



The Associate must be a US citizen and willing to represent ACE and the NPS in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.  The Associate will undergo a federal background check. Drug users should not consider applying, as ACE reserves the right to require drug testing.


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How to apply
To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter along with 2 professional references to Margie_coffin_brown@nps.gov by May 20, 2017. NOTE: Early consideration will be given as applications are received. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact Integrated Resources Program Manager, Margie Coffin Brown at (978) 318 7830 or margie_coffin_brown@nps.gov or ACE EPIC Program Manager Peter Woodruff at (801) 989-7069 or pwoodruff@usaconservation.org.
Margie Brown
Phone: 617 620 2942
174 Liberty Street
Concord, MA 01742

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