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Invasive Plant Management Interns – Washington, DC with Appalachian Conservation Corps in Washington, DC

Type of position Paid, temporary internship
Employer Appalachian Conservation Corps
Location Washington, DC
Description of Location Places at the National Park Service’s Center for Urban Ecology
Salary $600/week + benefits
Benefits Benefits:?

$600/week living stipend, paid bi-weekly?
$4,826.50 AmeriCorps Segal Education Award upon successful completion of 1200 hour service term?(award?amount varies?based on?length of?commitment?and?can be used for paying off federal student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college)?
$120 reimbursement for work boots with receipt, $100 for local ID guides
Option to enroll in health, vision and dental insurance
Eligibility for the Public Land Corps Hiring Authority upon successful completion – noncompetitive hiring status for two years when applying for federal positions.
Federal student loan forbearance?and interest payoff
Member Assistance Program– 3 free sessions of support with a counseling or work-life balance specialist?
Additional subject-specific?certifications and trainings?may be offered (Chainsaw?training, pesticides, etc)
Depending upon the academic?institution and program, positions may?fulfill internship requirements?
Professional development opportunities (mentorship, resume support, alumni?listserv, etc.) and exposure to natural resource career paths?

Closing date of competition 1/31/2024
Date position available 11/29/2023
Description of duties

Title:?Invasive Plant Management Individual Placement 

Positions:?4 internships available 

Location:?Based out of Washington, DC 

Dates of Service:?February 12th, 2024 – November 1st, 2024 (38 weeks) 

Schedule: Monday – Thursday, 6:30 am to 5pm, 10 hours/day 

Status:?This is a full-time, temporary 1200-hour AmeriCorps National Service position. 

Questions??Contact?[email protected]“>[email protected] 


Position Summary: 

The?Invasive Plant Management Individual Placement is based in Washington, D.C.?working directly with?the?National Capital Region of the?National Park Service.?This 10-month AmeriCorps position will serve?as?a?member of the IPMT, focusing?on control of invasive plant species using mechanical and chemical control methods which include but?are not limited to herbicide application via backpack sprayers and gas operated tank sprayers, chainsaws, brush cutters, hand saws, pruners and loppers.?In addition, the IPs will be trained on overall resource management, encouraged to attend NPS-sponsored trainings, and to take part in the activities of other resource programs. While this position is primarily field-based there may be some office-based responsibilities involving the use of GIS and paper and electronic files to conduct invasive plant ranking, evaluate tools for mobile data collection, collect data and/or perform data analysis, contribute to the development of reports, and assist in the development of communication materials. 


During their terms, Interns will receive training and certifications to be able to identify and treat a variety of invasive plant species. This position is heavily field based and involves frequent travel to parks in the capital region and daily physical activity.  


Housing is NOT provided for this position. We are seeking candidates who are current residents of Washington, D.C. or surrounding metro area. 

Qualifications sought

General Qualifications: 

  • Be between the ages of?18 and 30 (exception for Veterans up to age 35)? 
  • Have US Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency status? 
  • Pass background checks: all offers of positions are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and Federal?and/or State?criminal background check 
  • Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (individuals?are eligible if they have not already completed 2 full years of AmeriCorps service, or 4 AmeriCorps service terms, whichever comes first?– please contact us if you are unsure of your eligibility)? 
  • Possess a valid driver’s license 
  • Physically capable of strenuous field activities (hiking, monitoring, survey, etc.) for 10 hours in adverse conditions (high heat, high humidity, biting insects, rough terrain, inclement weather) while carrying up to 40 lbs.  
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. 


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Two or four year college degree in a biology-related subject area?or related experience 
  • Familiarity with local plant identification 
  • A minimum of 3 years of driving experience 
  • Demonstrated experience in a field environment 
  • GIS experience or coursework 
Application procedure  
Submit what Resume and cover letter
Submit to https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/4728