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  • Road Closures Due to El Portal Fire

    The Big Oak Flat Road between Crane Flat and the El Portal Road is temporarily closed. There is no access to Yosemite Valley via the Big Oak Flat Road or Highway 120. Tioga Road is open and accessible via Big Oak Flat and Tioga Pass Entrances. More »

  • Campground Closures Due to Fire

    Crane Flat, Bridalveil Creek, and Yosemite Creek Campgrounds are temporarily closed. More »

  • Yosemite National Park is Open

    Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, and Wawona/Mariposa Grove areas are open and accessible via Highways 140 and 41. Tioga Road is not accessible via Highways 140 and 41 due to a fire.

Yosemite Leadership Program Internships

A group of Yosemite Leadership Program interns gathered on the steps of the Sierra Nevada Research Institute

The Yosemite Leadership Program offers a dynamic and innovative professional developmental opportunity in a remarkable setting.

The Yosemite Leadership Program Summer Internship is a 12-week professional development program that focuses on leadership, professional skill development, environmental awareness, stewardship, and social change. This program gives students and youth participants-regardless of major or previous outdoor experience the exciting opportunity to develop practical leadership and professional skills, in a remarkable setting and with innovative leaders.

Students and previous Youth in Yosemite Program participants have the opportunity to apply for a summer internship located in Yosemite National Park. Interns have the opportunity to work with the National Park Service, an associated non-profit organization, or in-park business, each of which support the National Park Service mission and are deeply connected to environmental awareness and stewardship of public lands.

The internship provides on-the-job training and robust professional development, leadership skill building, participation in an Environmental Leadership class and an educational scholarship.

Several types of internships are available through this program. Check out the position descriptions [500 kb PDF] for details.

Download the application [173 kb DOCX]. Applications must be received by March 28. Applications received after March 28 will be put on a waiting list.

Did You Know?

Great gray owl (photo by Cameron Rognan)

In 90 years of serving Yosemite National Park, the Conservancy has seen many accomplishments. From restoring the habitat of the great gray owl to funding the first museum in the Valley, Yosemite Conservancy has played a vital role in the preservation and protection of Yosemite. More...