Tioga & Glacier Point Roads Closed for the Winter
The Tioga Road (Highway 120 through the park) and Glacier Point Road are closed due to snow; they usually reopen late May or June. You can check on current road conditions by calling 209/372-0200 (press 1 then 1). More »
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 [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?
In Wawona and downstream, the South Fork Merced River provides habitat for a rare plant, the Sierra sweet bay (Myrica hartwegii). This special status shrub is found in only five Sierra Nevada counties. In Yosemite, it occurs exclusively on sand bars and river banks along the South Fork Merced River downstream from Wawona and on Big Creek.