Job Type: Paid Internship
Salary Details: $1,000/week
Estimated End Date: December 30, 2023
*a 17-week commitment is required*
**term may be eligible for extension based on member availability and division funding**

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service is seeking one Editorial Specialist to contribute to Planning Division projects alongside National Park Service staff in the Denver Service Center. This position is part of the Build Up Technical Internship Program facilitated by the Historic Preservation Training Center. The Build Up Technical Internship Program is working to expand and diversify the National Park Service workforce while addressing critical maintenance needs by providing professional experiences in technical fields to students and recent graduates.

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Start Date: September 5, 2023

Position Benefits

  • Living Allowance: The ACE member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $1000/wk to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.
  • Housing: Housing is the responsibility of the member and not provided by ACE or NPS.
  • Provided Training/Orientation: ACE members will receive position specific training and an orientation outlining ACE policies and procedures, clear guidance on prohibited activities, and networks for support.
  • Professional Development Funds: The ACE member will have access to $1,000 in professional development funds that can be used for approved purposes.



  • Members must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident, as required by U.S. government contracts
  • Willing and able to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.
  • Ability to be both self-directed/work alone, and be a positive, contributing member of a group.
  • A current and valid form of ID (will be required to provide copies of ID’s upon hiring)
  • Willing to undergo and must pass the required two-part criminal history check.
  • Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • ACE Members will need to complete bi-weekly timesheets, beginning of term feedback forms, end of term evaluations and for longer terms, a mid-term evaluation.
  • ACE Members may not participate in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement.


  • Competitive applicants for this position can hold or be pursuing a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and/or have relevant experience in subject areas such Digital Media, Marketing, Journalism, or English
  • Knowledge of writing, editing, and visualizing information
  • Ability and willingness to communicate with key stakeholders
  • Deep interest in the preservation of National Park Units and public lands

Position Overview: The Denver Service Center (DSC) serves NPS as the central planning, design, and construction project management office. The DSC works with parks and regional staff to meet the unique needs of every location in the National Park system.

Serving as an Editorial Specialist (Editor/Writer), the member would be responsible for supporting the Denver Service Center Planning Division with publications related tasks that include document editing (both mechanical and substantive), proofreading, writing, formatting, and section 508 compliance/accessibility. Member will learn how to apply the DSC Editing Style Guide and be familiar with The Chicago Manual of Style. Member will use and learn the tools from the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Task complexity ranges from simple proofreads of public meeting materials (postcards, flyers, annual reports, newsletters) to substantive technical editing of larger planning documents such as general management plans, wilderness plans, resource stewardship strategies, and other planning documents. A special project, to help advance the strategic efforts of the publications team, would be encouraged for the member, and may involve proposing updates to the DSC Editing Style Guide.

This individual placement is meant to facilitate professional development and promotes exposure to land management agencies and networking with professionals. This could include gaining experience in different conservation fields and shadowing different work groups.

To Apply
Please submit your resume, a cover letter demonstrating your interest and experience, and contact information for three professional/academic references to the online application page for this position here: Early consideration will be given as resumes are received. This position may close at any timeIf you have any questions regarding this position please feel free to contact ACE EPIC Member Coordinator, Kyle Ellison, at