For the Next Several Days, Expect Thunderstorms and Locally Heavy Rain
Monsoonal weather patterns have moved into the Grand Canyon area decreasing fire danger. As a result, on Tuesday, July 8 at 8 a.m. fire managers lifted fire restrictions within Grand Canyon National Park. More »
Temporary North Rim Road Closures Due to Galahad Fire Began May 29
As of Thursday May 29, two road closures are in effect for public and firefighter safety. W4 road is closed from FS268B road south to Pont Sublime. W1 road is closed from W4 to western end of the Basin. More »
"We are the department of all America. We represent the people of this country from Yosemite National Park and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, Samoa and Guam, and the Virgin Islands. As the Department of America, our ranks should reflect the face of the American public we serve." - Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar
The SOAR Program is designed to introduce students of diverse backgrounds to careers in the National Park Service. The program represents a commitment to increase staff diversity at Grand Canyon National Park.
Each student employee will work closely with a staff mentor from their division of interest, as well as learn the broader functions of the National Park Service.
The SOAR Program gives students a "jump start" in their chosen career fields by providing valuable, paid, work experience while they are still in school. After completion of their academic and work requirements, students may be eligible for permanent employment.
The SOAR Program consists of the following elements to assist selected candidates during their summer employment:
Students are eligible for the SOAR Program if they are:
How to Apply
2013 Positions have not yet been announced. (as of January 28, 2013)
Questions? Contact the Diversity Program Coordinator, at 928-638-7375
SOAR Brochure (900kb PDF file)
Did You Know?
The Grand Canyon is considered one of the natural wonders of the world largely because of its natural features. The exposed geologic strata, layer upon layer, rise over a mile above the river, representing one of the most complete records of geological history that can be seen anywhere in the world. More...