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Friendship Sets Sail

Friendship Sets Sail

A 1700's Voyage

On August 7th The Friendship set sail on an 8 day round trip between Salem Harbor and the Youth Summit in New York's Gateway National Recreation Area. The Friendship was originally built in 1797, and was rebuilt to historical specifications by the National Park Service. The voyage is a collaborative effort between the NPS Student Career Intern Program of Boston, and the NPS Youth Intern Program of New York. It set sail full of Youth Rangers reliving one of its common historic voyages, a trade route running from Salem Massachusetts, to New York City, and back again. To find out more feel free to visit the blog at Friendship NPS.



Youth Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

We Need You!

If you are between the ages of 15 and 25 and looking for summer employment that is fun and meaningful, then the National Park Service is the place for you!

Check below for volunteer and employment opportunities in the region.

Participants of the Branching Out Program practice tree climbing techniques using colorful ropes and equipment
Youth Conservation Corps

Programs are conducted for 8-10
weeks during the summer. 

Participants must be between 15 and 18 years of age at the start of the program.

Leadership positions are available for those up to 25 years of age.

Contact a Youth Conservation Corps Coordinator


Youth Intern Program
Create a career path. Get real work experience with the National Park Service in the fields of natural resources management, cultural resource management, interpretation and education, visitor services and facility management. (Ages 18–25)

Contact a Youth Intern Program
or your park of choice
for more details.
Youth Intern Program participant

Acadia National Park Hawk program Volunteer with binoculars

Volunteer in Parks Program (VIP) - Volunteers of all ages give of their time and expertise.

Use the search engine at our national site or check with your park of choice for more details.



*Not Sure if this is for you? Read about the personal experiences from four former YCC participants at Weir Farm National Historic Site!

Links to:
Youth Conservation Corp National Site
Youth Programs National Site


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Let's have a look at some blogs from Youth Groups around the Northeast.

Friendship NPS

Energy Conservation Corps


Youth Ambassador Program

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