Youth Programs

Picture Yourself in a National Park!

Everyday someone like you becomes a wildland wildfire fighter, a teacher, a trail-builder, a museum curator, and a park ranger. And, like you, they were once earning scout badges and preparing for a career.

Whether you are 8 or 18 there is a national park opportunity for you. Come to play. Come to learn. Come to serve. Develop your environmental leadership skills. Find a job. Be the next generation to preserve and protect these great places.


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Girl Scout Ranger Program

National parks provide exciting places for Girl Scouts to earn badges, to complete Journeys, Take Action, and Highest Award projects.

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Three female interns

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Internship Program (HBCUI)

HBCUI is designed to link participants to NPS sites with a focus on African-American history and culture.

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Youth Conservation Corps

Get paid to have fun in the national parks! Youth 15 to 18, learn new skills. Helping restore and protect natural, cultual and historic features.

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