Job & Internship Opportunities
Summer Internships in the Division of Interpretation and Education
The following non-paid internship positions close on Friday, May 10, 2013. Length of the internships may be from 6-12 weeks and 30-40 hours per week. Download the position descriptions below for more information and how to apply.
Art and Literacy Leader Internship
Children's Education Internship
Community and Diversity Coordinator Internship
Media Development Internship
Youth Conservation Corps
The purpose of the YCC is to further the conservation of the natural resources of the United States by America's youth and, in so doing, to prepare participants for the ultimate responsibility of managing these resources for the American people. Here at Valley Forge this program centers on the control of non-native, invasive plants and animals in the park.
YCC is open to young adults, 15-18 years old. Download the full YCC announcement and submit your application by May 1, 2013.
Program begins Monday, June 24 and ends Friday, August 16.
Student Conservation Association
The SCA Philadelphia Summer Program is a 5-7 week paid conservation service-learning experience. High school students (ages 15-19) will work as crew members outdoors in Philadelphia parks completing trail maintenance and restoration projects. Park projects vary depending on site location but may include, tree planting, removing invasive plants, small construction projects and graffiti removal.
Apply for a Crew Member position.
Co-lead, mentor and coach a crew of up to 12 students, ages 15-19, while completing various conservation service projects designed to build an ethic of community and environmental stewardship. Projects include trail and park maintenance, habitat restoration, revitalization of abandoned urban properties and gardening. In addition, leaders will facilitate pre- and post-program planning which includes crew training, environmental education and reporting. Leaders will attend an over night mandatory 7 day leader training in early June.
Apply for a Crew Leader position.