Employment Opportunities

Looking to join the American Battlefield Trust team? Explore our open full-time positions and part-time internship opportunities below. Find out more about the benefits and highlights of working at the Trust on our career page.


Open Positions


Land Preservation Assistant

The American Battlefield Trust seeks an administrative professional with an interest in land preservation or real estate. The Land Preservation Assistant will be responsible for administrative support for the Land Preservation Department.

Location: Washington, DC
Job Classification: Full-Time; Exempt
Department: Land Preservation

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Filing, scanning, organizing, researching, and reconciling digital and physical land transaction files
  • Maintaining up-to-date and accurate records for complex real estate transactions
  • Coordinating data requests and departmental review of materials
  • Managing the departmental calendar, including scheduling meetings and drafting agendas
  • Writing and compiling internal and external communications regarding land preservation efforts, such as presentations or newsletters

The Assistant will be expected to manage additional tasks, as required for real estate transactions, fundraising, events, and partner outreach. The Assistant may also provide support to the Grants Managers, as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • B.A./B.S. degree is required
  • At least two (2) years of experience in office administrative support, data management, or related work is preferred
  • Ability to establish excellent working relationships, be detail-oriented, have superior data management and presentation/public speaking skills
  • Experience working with Adobe Acrobat and the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Willingness to work a hybrid remote/in-person schedule
  • Interest in the preservation of American historic battlefield sites
  • Real estate and/or database experience is a plus
  • Salary is commensurate with experience

To apply for the position, please send your resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and references to LPresumes@battlefields.org. No calls, please. Salary is commensurate with experience, and we offer excellent benefits.

Internship Opportunities

The American Battlefield Trust provides students interested in history and conservation with outstanding opportunities to work on meaningful projects and gain perspective on the dynamics of an efficient, top-rated nonprofit organization.

The Trust offers paid part-time internships in our Washington, D.C. office, up to 30 hours per week, as needed throughout the year. Successful candidates may be able to arrange for varied tenures, depending on availability. While we strive to accommodate the schedules of qualified candidates, the selection process is competitive and organizational staffing needs are consideration criteria.

We are currently accepting applications for the following department(s). Please see the department descriptions below:

Successful candidates will be contacted by a staff member directly. As part of the selection process, candidates may be asked to participate in an interview, either in person or over the phone. We regret that due to the volume of submissions, we may not be able to respond personally to all applicants. No calls, please.

Candidates must specify the department (first and second choices are welcome) for which they wish to be considered. Application packages containing a cover letter, resume and two writing samples (no more than five pages; excerpts welcome). Please submit applications specifically for Development to developmentresumes@battlefields.org; applications for the Digital Department to digitalresumes@battlefields.org; applications for the History and Education Programs to eduinterns@battlefields.org; applications for Land Preservation to LPresumes@battlefields.org; applications for Policy and Communications to to policyresumes@battlefields.org or:

American Battlefield Trust
ATTN: Intern Coordinator
1156 15th Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, D.C. 20005

Internship applicants can expect the following per department or initiative:


Interns will learn the mechanics of the nonprofit industry, including event planning, prospect research and donor and member cultivation and management.


These internships entail a wide variety of Civil War and Revolutionary War research, writing, content creation and image or video editing in support of our education programs on our web site, at American Battlefield Trust events and in print. These are just some of the opportunities available to you as an intern for the American Battlefield Trust Education Department. For motivated History majors, who are looking to hone and develop their public history and program management skills, this internship is for you.

Video Production:

The Education team also offers internships specific to video editing. Assistance with filming in the field may also be included depending on the intern’s location and length of the internship. Responsibilities include color correction, sound mixing, illustrating with images and B-Roll, and adding Trust branding; researching Civil War, Revolutionary War and War of 1812 topics in order to best find the best possible imagery to illustrate our programming; and building pages on the Trust website for videos to live.

Policy and Communications:

Interns assist with multimedia advocacy and outreach efforts; planning, preparing for and executing select special events; drafting and distributing news releases; and supporting a wide variety of government and public relations initiatives throughout the year.

Land Preservation:

Interns will perform key administrative tasks regarding land transactions. These tasks may include organizing digital and physical files, researching land transaction records, and assisting with grant applications. These internships are ideal for detail-oriented students interested in real estate or data management. Internships will have hybrid or in-office work schedules, to be determined in consultation with successful candidates.

Digital Media:

Interns assist with social media, marketing, digital video editing, and web publishing to help 19th-century history meet 21st-century technology.


More opportunities

If you’re interested in bringing your experience and passion to the Trust, but we don’t have the right position available right now, please email our HR Manager at rmaris@battlefields.org with your resume and contact information, and we’ll reach out if we ever have an opportunity that we think might be a good fit.