Natural Resources and Research Intern

Expected Dates
July 14, 2020 to September 1, 2020
Antietam National Battlefield
Position ID

A natural resource management internship is available at Antietam National Battlefield.  The intern’s primary duties will be to assist in the management of invasive and exotic plants throughout the battlefield landscape. Control and eradication techniques include chemical and manual methods. The intern may assist with the spraying of approved herbicides using standard equipment and following safety standards. Invasive cedar and other vegetation will be manually removed from areas of the battlefield.

The intern will establish a monarch butterfly monitoring program on warm season grasslands of the battlefield. The park has a monarch tagging program but the intern would put in to place procedures for monitoring larvae in established areas of milkweed and report findings to the University of Minnesota’s monarch program. The intern may lead other staff and/or volunteers in monitoring.

Other duties may include water monitoring, parking details for special events, maintaining and repairing equipment.


  • Antietam N.B. is a 1,900 acre landscape made up of farms, woodlots and streams.
  • On the job training
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Science opportunities will be available. Also hiking, biking, historical tours and cultural opportunities in nearby cities of Baltimore and Washington D.C., are available
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
degree minor or extensive experience
Chain Saw Skills
competent with supervision
Field Research
competent without supervision