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Grants Manager – Government Grants

The American Battlefield Trust, America's largest non-profit battlefield preservation organization, is seeking an enthusiastic individual with a passion for protecting historic open space. The position of Grants Manager – Government Grants in the Trust’s Real Estate Department is immensely satisfying, as he/she will be responsible for securing federal, state, and local government funding to preserve in perpetuity historically important sites associated with the Civil War, Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812.

This position will work closely with government officials at all levels on all aspects of the grant process, from application to approval to disbursement. Responsibilities include preparing and managing grants submitted to Trust’s main federal grant program, the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP), which involves state and local government entities that serve as sponsors for the program.  The position will also be responsible for internal and external tracking and reporting of government grants. Additionally, this position will be involved in the transfer of Trust land to federal, state, and local government entities. The successful candidate will also be expected to work with non-profit partner organizations to secure government grant funding for battlefield preservation projects. The candidate must be able to establish excellent working relationships, meet project deadlines, have basic spreadsheet skills and superior writing skills, and must be willing to travel. A B.A./B.S. degree and at least three (3) years’ experience in project and/or grants management is required. A graduate degree is preferred. Land preservation experience is a plus. A passion to save American history is essential. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please forward a cover letter and resume via e-mail to Thomas M. Gilmore, Chief Real Estate Officer at or by mail to:

American Battlefield Trust 
ATTN: Thomas M. Gilmore 
1156 15th Street, N.W. 
Suite 900 
Washington, DC 20005

[No phone calls, please.]


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 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 department descriptions below:

  • Development

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) should be submitted to 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:


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.

Government & Public Relations:

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 work on land acquisition projects that may include the review of land records, transaction documentation and grant tracking — a perfect fit for detail-oriented law students.

Digital Media:

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

The American Battlefield Trust is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.