Trail Maintenance Intern
Posted: July 08, 2019
Location: Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Time Commitment: 17 weeks from start date with a possibility of extending to 26 weeks
American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps, in partnership with Cumberland Gap National Historical Park is seeking ONE Trail Maintenance Intern interested in dedicating 17-weeks in support of the National Park Service.The Trail Maintenance Intern will support CUGA in improving trail conditions. This excellent opportunity is ideal for an enthusiastic young professional who is deeply committed to the preservation of our national parks!
Projects will include:
Previous trail maintenance experience is ideal. A combination of relevant education and appropriate field experience is acceptable for this position. We are seeking a determined, detail-oriented person who is looking for experience in the National Park Service with an eye toward a career in resource management, facilities/maintenance, or trails work.
The ACE intern 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.
Compensation: The ACE intern will serve 40 hours/week and receive a living allowance of $250/week for food and incidentals. The Intern will be provided with a one-time equipment allowance of $200 for the purchase of field boots. See below (housing) for additional stipend information. Housing: IF there is room in the NPS dormitory it will be available to the intern and a stipend equivalent to its rent will be provided. The intern may opt out of NPS housing in favor of their own rental location and a housing stipend of $700/month ($175/week) will be provided for a total stipend of $425/week.
To Apply: Please submit a thoughtful resume and cover letter along with contact information for 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right-hand corner of the position listing on our website here: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/347142.html