Working in a national park can be challenging yet rewarding. National parks offer employment in a number of different fields, from volunteer positions, seasonal internships, temporary positions or life long careers. The National Park Service may have a place for you! Working in a national park can be exciting and fulfilling since each position has a role in protecting America's natural and cultural resources, while helping park visitors enjoy their parks.
For a guide to careers in the National Park Service visit the National Park Service Careers Website
NPS Academy is an innovative program that introduces diverse undergraduate and graduate students, ages 18 to 30, from across the country to careers in the NPS. For more information see NPS Academy.
Each year Grand Teton National Park offers a number of paid internships. For more information see Interpretive Internships.
Youth Conservation Program
The Youth Conservation Program gives local teenagers an opportunity to spend the summer working while learning about Grand Teton National Park. For more information see Youth Conservation Program.
Teton Science Schools' Graduate Program
This program is offered by Teton Science Schools, a Grand Teton National Park partner. The program weaves together academic courses and teaching experiences that position graduate students to make an effective impact in their chosen field. The Graduate Program is a unique combination of academic and practical educational training. Through coursework in ecology and education, students learn science content that they directly apply with teaching experiences in Jackson Hole, as well as in public and independent schools across the state of Wyoming. During their year of residency at Teton Science Schools, students can earn up to 32 transferable graduate credits through the University of Wyoming from their academic and practicum experiences. For more information see Teton Science Schools' Graduate Program.
To learn about volunteering in the National Park Service and Grand Teton National Park follow these links:
Last updated: February 1, 2019