National parks are a place for discovery, exploration, contemplation, and a place for you. Youth Programs are designed to connect youth and young adults with their natural and cultural resources. Our goal is to expose youth and young adults with employment and educational opportunities in public land management and develop the next generation of conservation leaders.
Find out about the exciting employment and volunteer opportunities that the National Park Service offers to help you and your friends learn more about the cultural and historical significance of national parks, and discover new things.
Employment, Educational, Recreational and Volunteer Opportunities. Which program is right for you?
Rachel Cudmore, NPS
Youth Conservation Corps
California Conservation Corps
Public Land Corps (ages 16-25)
Individuals are recruited and supervised by one of the many non-profit organizations partnering with the National Park Service.
Programs for Boy Scouts (ages 7-18)
Programs for Girl Scouts (ages 5-18)
Interested in a career with the National Park Service? Become part of of the NPS Academy, an innovative program designed to introduce diverse students to careers with the National Park Service and other federal land management agencies. The three-phase program begins with a week-long spring break immersion trip to a national park, the second phase is a summer internship with the National Park Service, and in the third phase, students serve as ambassadors for the program.