Yosemite Leadership Program Internships
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 [246 KB PDF] for details.
Download the application [173 kb]. Applications must be received by March 22. Applications received after March 22 will be put on a waiting list.
Did You Know?
Starting in 1907, the Yosemite Valley Railroad brought passengers bound for Yosemite Valley up the Merced River canyon to El Portal. From there, they would take stagecoaches to the Valley. Some of the old train cars are now on display in El Portal.