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Project Manager

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 Project Manager is immensely satisfying, as he/she is responsible for preserving in perpetuity historically important sites associated with the Civil War, Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812.

The Project Manager works closely with landowners, government grant sources, partner organizations, and other Trust staff to complete land preservation projects, including conservation easements and fee simple transactions.  The Project Manager must be able to establish excellent working relationships, meet project deadlines, have superior writing skills, and must be willing to travel. A B.A./B.S. degree is required. A JD, MBA, or MA and at least three (3) years’ experience in real estate transactions is required. 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, in three typical terms: Spring (January–May), Summer (May–August) and Fall (August–December). 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.


Internships are available in the following disciplines:


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.


Government & Public Relations:

Interns learn a variety of effective messaging and advocacy techniques and how they can sway public opinion and shape policy from city hall to Capitol Hill.


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.



Team members with social media, digital editing and web publishing skills help 19th-century history meet 21st-century technology.


Applications for the Fall term are due by August 1; Spring term by December 1 and Summer term by March 15. Successful candidates will be notified by August 31, December 31 and April 15, respectively. 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 which department (first and second choices are welcome) they wish to be considered for and for which term(s) they are available. 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


The American Battlefield Trust is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.