Student Employment

Ranger in front of giant tree

A park ranger prepares to give a talk at the General Sherman Tree, the largest tree on Earth.

National Park Service/Rick Cain


Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Student Pathways Program

We are very interested in hiring college students for each summer season! In order to qualify for employment, students must:

  • be a citizen of the United States to obtain a federal job at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks or any National Park Service site. Non-federal jobs may be available in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks with the Sequoia Natural History Association or commercial operations like hotels, restaurants, etc.
  • be currently enrolled on a full-time or half-time basis in an accredited institution of higher learning and must maintain at least a 2.0 grade-point average.

Anyone interested in summer employment may apply via USAJOBS. Please refer to the following website for information on the new Pathways Program for students and recent graduates.

Types of Summer Employment Positions

Minimum Qualifications Needed for Summer Employment

Benefits of Summer Employment

Positions traditionally filled under the Pathways Program include:

Park Guide Visitor Use Assistant
Trail Laborer Maintenance Worker
Forestry Aid (Wildland Firefighter) Custodial Worker
Biological Science Aid Office Clerk

You can email questions about working for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks or call (559) 565-3753 or (559) 565-3754.

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