Mass Parks Student Career Intake Program SCIP
The Mass Parks Student Career Intake Program
Developing Home Grown Future Leaders of the
National Park Service
The Mass Parks Student Career Intake Program or SCIP is an innovative collaborative internship program that provides a structured progression of career training for promising local youth from urban and minority communities. Participants in SCIP progress through rigorous mission engagement and career exploration activities as they prepare for their careers as National Park Service leaders and stewards. During the summer they travel throughout Massachusetts engaging with NPS professionals, volunteers and interns exploring career opportunities and aspects of natural resources, cultural resources, interpretation, law enforcement, the traditional arts, education and partnerships.
Workforce: Multi-year mentoring experience leading to SCEP appointments and permanent employment with the NPS for candidates directly meeting goals for diversity.
Youth Journey On the High Seas: Friendship Sails! NYC
Partner with YIP from FOMC and GATE
Parks: Seven. BLAC, BOAF, BOHA, JOFI, LOWE, NEBE, SAMA
Demographics:Thirteen youth. African American (3), Hispanic (4) Asian (5), Caucasian (1) in the career fields of maintenance, administration and interpretation.
Work with Advisory Group, program manager, interns and stakeholders to develop a program model assessing program accomplishments, challenges and considerations for further development.
See SCIP Model and Evaluation Report
Phase I: Completed and reported to Advisory Group January 2011.
Phase II: In Progress. How do the participants view participation in SCIP as part of desired outcomes of professional development.
Phase III: Initial planning stages.
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SCIP youth record their experiences through social media. Follow our blog to keep up with our adventures.
Kelly Fellner, National Park Service Northeast Regional Office, Youth and Volunteer Coordinator
Amy Glowacki, Youth Program Coordinator, Lowell National Historical Park
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