Work with Us

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The National Park Service offers a wide range of job and volunteer opportunities for people of all ages.

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Experience Your America by joining the National Park Service!

The National Park Service preserves the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. You can make a difference by bringing your unique experience, background, and perspective to our work.

We are committed to promoting a workforce where the viewpoints and talents of every employee are valued, welcomed and appreciated.
–NPS Director, Jon Jarvis

Opportunities for All
We offer opportunities to work in more than 400 national parks and offices—from Maine to Guam, the Virgin Islands to Alaska, and anyplace in between. We partner with communities across the country to preserve their history and create places for outdoor fun.

There are many different ways you can become involved. Are you looking for a full-time, permanent job? We’ve got those. Or maybe you’d prefer to work in parks for a few months as a seasonal ranger? We’ve got some of those, too. (See USAJOBs for listings of both permanent and seasonal jobs.) Are you a student looking for a meaningful internship or someone with some extra time who’d like to volunteer? You can find internship and volunteer opportunities to suit your needs and interests. Come work with us—in an "office" like no other.

Types of Jobs
More than NPS 20,000 employees work in a wide variety of career fields–no matter what your interests, you’ll likely find something for you! Here’s a small sampling of the types of jobs we offer:
  • Archeologists
  • Administrative professionals
  • Biologists
  • Botanists
  • Carpenters
  • Contracting officers
  • Education specialists
  • Electricians
  • Facility managers
  • Forestry technicians
  • Gardeners
  • Historians
  • Human resources specialists
  • IT specialists
  • Landscape architects
  • Mechanics
  • Masons
  • Museum professionals
  • Park police
  • Park rangers
  • Physical scientists
  • Public affairs specialists
  • Small craft operators
Learn More
Ready to join us? You can learn more here: