• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • The Generals Highway "Road Between the Parks" is OPEN

    The section of road between Lodgepole (Sequoia) and Grant Grove (Kings Canyon) is open. Call 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1) for 24-hour road updates.

  • Be Prepared! Tire Chains or Cables May Be Required in the Parks at Any Time

    All vehicles must carry chains or cables when entering a chain-restricted area. It's the law (CA Vehicle Code, Section 605, Sections 27450-27503). Road conditions may change often. For road conditions, call 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1). More »

  • You May Have Trouble Calling Us

    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 »

  • 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, please pay close attention to vehicle length advisories for your safety and the safety of others. 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?

Before and after photos of the Giant Forest restoration.

Nearly 300 buildings, a gas station, sewage treatment plant, hotel, two markets, and over 24 acres of asphalt were removed during the Giant Forest Restoration Project in Sequoia National Park.