• View from Sourdough Mountain Overlook  A view looking down onto Diablo Lake. Photo Credit: NPS/Michael Silverman, 2010.

    North Cascades

    National Park Washington

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  • Lone Mountain Fire - National Park Service Trail Closures

    The Lone Mountain Fire in North Cascades National Park is approximately 5 mi NW of Stehekin in the Boulder Creek drainage. Boulder Creek Trail is closed. More »

  • Adjacent U.S. Forest Service Trail Closures

    The following USFS trail providing backcountry access to North Cascades National Park Service Complex are closed due to Lone Mountain and Carlton Complex Fires: War Creek Trail. More »

For Students

Are you enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree seeking student and you are taking at least a half-time course load, at an accredited institution? Have you you graduated from an accredited institution within the last two years? If you answered "yes," you may be eligible for a student or recent graduate appointment through the Pathways for Students and Recent Graduates program.

Additional information and specific requirements are available at the Office of Personnel Management Student & Recent Graduates website.
 
Pathways
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has a new web site designed just for high school, college students, and recent graduates: USAJobs Student Jobs.

Searches begun here automatically show all jobs that have been identified as available to students on USAJobs. These include temporary, coop positions, internships, volunteer opportunities, and university work-study positions.
 

Other Opportunities for Students

  • Each year North Cascades welcomes a number of full-time volunteers from the Student Conservation Association (SCA), a national non-profit organization. These volunteers, who may be high school or college students or other adults, assist with a range of vital activities from trail maintenance or bear management to backcountry patrol or assisting park visitors. In return, the volunteers receive valuable training and experience, have most expenses paid, and are able to live and work in one of America's premier national parks. In addition to North Cascades, SCA places volunteers at hundreds of other national and state parks, national forests, wildlife refuges, and other natural and historical sites nationwide.
  • The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is a summer employment program for young men and women ages 15 through 18. Through work projects done in the park, this program provides enrollees with a better understanding of their environment and management of our natural resources.

Did You Know?

Junior Ranger Totem: Raven

Anyone can become a North Cascades Junior Ranger! Pick up one of the four FREE activity booklets at any of the visitor or information centers. Complete the activities and earn your official junior ranger badge! Download the booklet here. More...