Preservation Skills Intern - Facilities Operations

Expected Dates
November 11, 2019 to November 8, 2020
Fort Frederica National Monument
Position ID
Spend your summer at a National Monument on a beautiful island off the coast of Georgia!

The Preservation Skills Intern will work under the direction of the park’s Facility Manager to care for historic and non-historic buildings, structures, grounds, secondary roads, parking areas, and picnic areas.

The Intern will develop skills managing and maintaining historic structures and cultural landscapes. The intern will assist with grounds operations (such as cutting grass, weeding, pruning trees/brush, edging, etc.); landscaping activities (such as digging, leveling and repairing eroded areas, planting trees/shrubs/grass seed, etc); and janitorial tasks as assigned. 

Duties may require the operation of a pick-up truck, utility cart, power tools, mowers, trimmers, blowers and related field equipment. Intern may be required to perform semi-skilled carpentry, painting, plumbing, and mechanical tasks.  Work is performed primarily outdoors. 

Intern must be in good health, be able to work both independently and as a team member and will not lift any item weighing more than 25 pounds without assistance.   

The AmeriCorps education award for this position is pending on availability at the time of acceptance.
  • Fort Frederica National Monument: Saint Simons Island, Georgia. Restaurants, shopping, recreational opportunities all nearby.
  • On the Job Training, Operational Leadership, Hazard Communication. Training in carpentry, plumbing, painting, and grounds maintenance skillsets.
  • Natural and cultural education of the Fort Frederica National Monument as well as nearby National, State, and County Parks.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Visitor Services and Site Operations
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Chain Saw Skills
some experience
Data Entry
some experience
Hand Tools
some experience
Trail Maintenance
some experience
All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
some experience