• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • Road Construction Delays on Park Roads for 2014 Season

    Expect occasional 15-minute to 1-hour delays in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks on weekdays only (times vary), including delays to/from the General Sherman Tree, Crystal Cave, and Grant Grove. More »

  • Vehicle Length Limits in Sequoia National Park (if Entering/Exiting Hwy 198)

    Planning to see the "Big Trees" in Sequoia National Park? If you enter/exit via Hwy. 198, and your vehicle is longer than 22 feet (combined length), please pay close attention to vehicle length advisories for your safety and the safety of others. More »

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    We are experiencing technical problems receiving incoming phone calls. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please send us an email to SEKI_Interpretation@nps.gov or check the "More" link for trip-planning information. More »

Student Employment

Ranger in front of giant tree
Park ranger prepares to give a special presentation 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. http://www.opm.gov/hiringreform/pathways/

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) 565-3752.

Did You Know?

Sequoia fire scar.

The large black areas at the base of many sequoia trees are fire scars. Even though fire may eat into the very heart of a sequoia tree, the tree can survive so long as the fire doesn't kill the living tissue all the way around the tree. Over time, the fire scars gradually heal over and disappear.