American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), is seeking four (4) Fellows to contribute to work alongside NPS Staff.

For more information about ACE, please visit our website.

Start Date: October 2024

Estimated End Date: October 2025*a 52-week minimum commitment is required *

Location Details/Description: Remote. Each position will be connected to an NPS site for their project. Sites include:

  • Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument
  • Pullman National Historical Park
  • Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument
  • NPS Southeast Regional Office

For more information, please visit the NPS website.

Position Overview:

The Fellowships will provide research, interpretation, and education to commemorate “…the history of the African American Civil Rights movement; the significance of the civil rights movement as a crucial element in the evolution of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; and the relevance of the African American Civil Rights movement in fostering the spirit of social justice and national reconciliation.” (African American Civil Rights Act of 2017, PL 115-104)

ACE Fellows will undertake career development, mentoring, and skills training opportunities including resume-writing and job application best practices. Training opportunities and exposure offered by the Senior NPS Cultural Resources staff members may include but not be limited to: website Content Management Systems (CMS) development and certification; National Register and National Historic Landmark policies, procedures, and documentation preparation; oral history best practices and interview techniques; grant and cooperative agreement administration; public speaking; and budget development.

Below are duties and focal points specific to the four NPS sites:

Pullman National Monument (PULL) – Remote/Chicago, IL

The Fellow will assist PULL with telling the story and legacy of African American workers associated with the Pullman company and will include:

  1. Research and write online blogs and articles; present research findings by webinar or in-person; post historical information to social media outlets; create story maps and other virtual history exhibits; etc.
  2. Collaborate with park staff to support and provide continuing education instruction to 4th-12th grade and undergraduate educators based on the intern’s area of research emphasis. Also, collaborate with park staff to help and train high school “young historians” on best practices to conduct historic African American Civil Rights research and interpretation.
  3. Research Pullman African American workforce demographics, both on-board the rail cars as well as in rail car manufacturing, repair, and management to determine patterns, times, skills, and locations of the workforce. Present findings as well as outline future additional research opportunities.