Resource Management Intern

Expected Dates
September 6, 2022 to December 26, 2022
Richmond National Battlefield Park
Position ID
Intern will work in the Resource Management Division of the park on a variety of projects: Archeological research, monitoring and investigation (35%); Historic Earthwork Monitoring and Preservation (30%); Trail monitoring and maintenance (10%);  Manage invasive exotic vegetation (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: $300 / 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 $1,678.57

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 provide proof of up to date vaccination against COVID-19. Up to date 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. Volunteer programs include stipend and reimbursement positions. Visit the following website for more information:

  • 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.
  • On the job training with NPS archeologists and other staff;
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Cultural/Historical Resource Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Social Sciences
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Ecology & Restoration
some coursework or experience
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Data Entry
some experience
Field Research
some experience
some experience
some experience
Volunteer Coordination
some experience