"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?
During the summer months temperatures within the Grand Canyon are extremely high. Plan your day so you are not hiking between the hours of 10am and 4pm. Take a break near shade and water to avoid the worst heat of day. Enjoy a predawn start and a late afternoon finish. More...