• Students at South Peak

    Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller

    National Historical Park Vermont

Jobs for Youth

For High School and College Students

Below, you'll find an overview of a wide variety of internship and job opportunities within the park (Check back again for more detailed information - coming soon).

The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) Summer Community Crew
During the summer months, ten local students ages 16 to 18, work on a diversity of natural resource management and conservation projects, including invasive plant management, native plant restoration, forest management, trail maintenance, and more. In this non-residential program students earn minimum wage while developing resource management and leadership skills. Hiring for these positions, and for two adult Crew Leaders, typically begins in March. For more information and application materials, visit: www.vycc.org.

Conservation Leadership Institute
Through a series of service-learning projects focused on forestry, land management, agriculture, natural resources, and energy, students from Woodstock Union High School will understand the building blocks of where we live and our use of natural resources. Students earn school credit and build an understanding of career tracks in subject areas, develop a resume, and learn about local and national internships and jobs. This program made possible through partnership with the National Park Service, the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, Woodstock Union High School, and the Vermont Land Trust. For more information, visit: http://school.vycc.org/school/wuhs/ (also visit the Park Partnerships page) or contact the Instructor at 802.457.3368 x55 or krobbins@wcsu.net.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) Conservation Crew
High school students ages 15-19 from across the U.S. spend several weeks each summer working on trail restoration and maintenance while camping outdoors. Crew members learn how to camp and live in the woods while gaining technical trail and resource management skills. All lodging and meals are covered, but students must provide their own travel to the park. For more information and application materials, visit: http://www.thesca.org

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) Internships
Each year the park hires several Student Conservation Association interns ages 22 and over for positions lasting from 10 weeks to one year. At least two interns each year serve as guides in the visitor services division. Resource management positions vary depending on current project needs, and include invasive plant management, natural resource inventory and monitoring, and trail partnership development. Travel, housing, training, and a weekly stipend are included. For more information and application materials, visit: http://www.thesca.org

George Perkins Marsh Conservation Interns
During the summer season, two local high-school students are offered a 10-week career exploration internship at the national park. In this paid position, students work as part of a team of park rangers, assisting with hands-on work projects in a diversity of park divisions (interpretation, resource management, facilities management, cultural resources), and participating in leadership and skill development workshops and mentoring. For more information, please contact the Place Based Learning Coordinator at: (802) 457-3368 x 55.

Did You Know?

Black and white Carleton Watkins photograph, showing Yosemite's massive granite Cathedral Rock. Billings Family Archives.

Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. wrote to George Perkins Marsh in 1857, asking his advice on promoting "free soil" settlement in Texas to challenge the westward expansion of slavery. Strongly anti-slavery, both men would also champion land stewardship and public access to places like Yosemite Valley.