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Land Preservation Associate

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 Land Preservation Associate in the Trust’s Real Estate Department is immensely satisfying, as he/she will support the Trust’s efforts to preserve in perpetuity historically important sites associated with the Civil War, Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812. 

The Land Preservation Associate will be primarily responsible for office support activities for the Real Estate Department, including filing (electronically and physically); updating and reviewing various spreadsheets; organizing transactional documents relating to acquisitions, dispositions, conservation easements and grants; conducting research related to historic land use and land preservation projects, including but not limited to zoning and comprehensive plans; responding to inquiries regarding land transactions; and handling other administrative tasks.  Additional responsibilities for this position may include providing support for the preparation and submission of Federal, State and Local government grant applications; land stewardship activities; and other special projects.   

The candidate must be detail-oriented and possess a strong knowledge of MS Office programs, outstanding organization and communication skills, and excellent problem-solving and research abilities. A B.A./B.S. degree and at least three (3) years’ relevant professional experience are required. Land preservation experience is a plus. A passion for saving 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 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:

  • Education (Fall & Winter)
  • Digital Media (Fall & Winter)

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.