Youth Conservation Corps
Spend the summer working outdoors in your local National Parks by joining the Youth Conservation Corps
If you are a high school student between the ages of 15 and 18 who enjoys working outdoors in a team oriented environment on projects that will help conserve the national parks in your backyard - then a position with the National Parks of New York Harbor (NPNH) Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) could be for you.
The Job: You will gain valuable work experience in resource protection and facility maintenance as they travel to a variety of sites.
Description: The National Parks of New York Harbor is looking for highly motivated students ages 15-18 to work outdoors in locations throughout New York Harbor on a variety of weeklong environmental conservation and maintenance projects. Projects may include work in natural resource protection, maintenance of historic structures, displays or exhibits, light trail work, gardening, working with volunteers, etc.
Salary: $7.25 per hour
Employment Dates: July 2 - August 25, 2012
Employment Schedule: Five 7-hour days (35 hours per week)
Training: Will be provided "on the job" by National Park Service experts.
Travel expenses: Travel and MetroCards will be provided through NPNH.
Here are some of the locations where you could be working this summer:
Requirements: In order to apply for this opportunity you must:
Applications for the YIP Program will again be accepted in 2013; for more information please email us.
Want more information? Check out the YCC-in-NYC Podcasts to see what other local YCC students have accomplished: http://www.nps.gov/npnh/photosmultimedia/ycc-in-nyc.htm Follow National Park Service Youth Programs on Twitter @NPSYouth Visit the YCC homepage at http://www.nps.gov/gettinginvolved/youthprograms/ycc.htm
Did You Know?
All of Gateway NRA's units include sites that defended New York Harbor from attacks from the sea, from the Revolutionary War through World War II. They are Fort Hancock, Fort Tilden, and Fort Wadsworth. Learn about the history of coastal defense by visiting any of these sites. More...