Measuring Salamanders
High School intern measures length of Grey Cheeked Salamander

Julianne Geleynse


The Smokies is dedicated to creating a welcoming work environment with an emphasis in equity, inclusion and diversity.

There are many internships in the park. They vary in position and length, and housing is provided.

Americorps positions within the park. These positions are provided housing at no cost to the member, a living stipend, and an education award. Many of our former members are now current permanent employees in the Smokies and other National Parks.

Please visit this site and click on the NPS position to see the full position description and to apply. Job Openings – CAC AmeriCorps

Our positions are advertised through partner agencies such as Americorps, and American Conservation Experience. Most summer positions are listed January - March. Longer term positions are listed periodically.

Please contact Email Us for more information.

For Skillbridge placement for military members, please include a resume and time frame.

Job openings are listed at

You must apply for a specific position as it becomes available, rather than sending a general resume to the park to hold for future openings. The forms necessary to apply for positions are listed in each individual job announcement. All forms, and directions for completing them, are also available at the website.

Applying for a Federal Job

Applying to a federal job is not the same as applying in the private sector. A federal resume is very different than a private sector resume. Please consider attending a free webinar that covers federal resumes and tips for navigating USAJOBS, held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month.
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Although the Federal government does not require a standard application form for most jobs, we do need certain information to evaluate your qualifications and determine if you meet legal requirements for Federal employment. If your resume or application does not provide all the information requested in the job vacancy announcement and in the following list, you may lose consideration for a job.

⇒ Job Information
  • Announcement number, and title and grade(s) of the job you are applying for.

Personal Information

  • Full name, mailing address (with ZIP CODE) and day and evening phone numbers (with area code)
  • Social security number
  • Country of citizenship (most federal jobs require United States citizenship)
  • Veterans preference
  • Reinstatement eligibility
  • Highest federal civilian grade held (also give job series and dates held)


  • High school: name, city and state, date of diploma or GED
  • Colleges or Universities: name, city, state, major(s), type and year of any degrees received (if no degree, show total credits earned and indicate whether semester or quarter hours)
  • Send a copy of your college transcript only if the job vacancy announcement requests it.

Work Experience

  • Give the following information for your paid and nonpaid work experience related to the job you are applying for (do not send job descriptions)
  • Job title (include series and grade if Federal job)
  • Duties and accomplishments
  • Employer's name and address
  • Supervisor's name and phone number
  • Starting and ending dates (day, month, and year)
  • Hours per week
  • Salary
  • Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor

Other Qualifications

  • Job-related training courses (title and year)
  • Job-related skills, for example, other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed
  • Job-related certificates and licenses (current only)
  • Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments, for example, publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, and performance awards (give dates but do not send documents)

Last updated: June 6, 2024

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