Resource Management Intern

Expected Dates
February 7, 2022 to May 29, 2022
Richmond National Battlefield Park
Position ID
Intern will work in the Resource Management Division of the park on a variety of projects: Trail monitoring and maintenance (50%); Monitor and Manage invasive exotic vegetation (25%); Historic Earthwork Preservation (10%); water quality monitoring (5%); animal monitoring (5%); and GIS/GPS work (5%).

Compensation Details:
  • One-time travel allowance: $1,100 (a personal vehicle is required)
  • Weekly living allowance: $160 / week
  • Housing is provided by the park
  • Eligible to receive Public Land Corps hiring authority upon successful completion of the program
  • Eligible for an AmeriCorps education award valued at $1,638.89

It is SCA’s policy that all AmeriCorps-required background checks must return cleared results prior to the position’s start; this includes being fingerprinted for the FBI check. Otherwise, the AmeriCorps award will be removed or the position’s start date will be delayed due to non-compliance.
Conditions of Employment
Beginning on 1/18/22, all new SCA volunteer program participants are required to be fully vaccinated. Full vaccination is defined as having received a booster shot six months after the Pfizer and Moderna primary series and two months after the Johnson & Johnson primary series.

  • The park is made up of the Civil War battlefield sites in the James River watershed just outside of Richmond, Virginia. Aside from a few developed areas, park lands are comprised of coastal plain habitats such as upland forest, streamside forest, wetland and managed meadow. Richmond is a vibrant city with several universities and a wealth of restaurants, culture, shopping and nightlife.
  • First Aid/CPR; Certified Applicator license; Plant and animal Identification and monitoring methods;
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Ecology & Restoration
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Bird Identification
some experience
some experience
Hand Tools
some experience
Plant Identification
some experience
Trail Maintenance
some experience