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Teens ages 15-18, find out about summer job opportunities with YCC in Joshua Tree!

 

Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Accepting Applications

Joshua Tree National Park will sponsor a Youth Conservation Corps program for an 8-week period this summer. Youth between 15 and 18 years of age are encouraged to apply. Applicants must not reach their 19th birthday during the program.

Dates of the Program

Approximately June–August

Reporting Station

Headquarters Maintenance Building, Twentynine Palms, CA

Hours of Work

Monday through Friday, 7 am to 3:30 pm (every other Friday off)

Salary

California Minimum Wage

Description

Work will be labor intensive and performed throughout the park. Proposed work projects include trail construction and maintenance, resource habitat improvement and resource restoration projects.

If you are interested in participating, complete a YCC application form. Applications are to be returned or postmarked no later than April 14, 2017 to:

Joshua Tree National Park
ATTN: Human Resources
74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

For pictures from past years, visit our YCC Flickr Album.

 
A YCC crew member holds a trash bag

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About YCC

National parks need your help. Historic buildings are crumbling, native species are losing ground to invasive species, trails are disappearing. We need you! Get paid to accomplish needed conservation work on public lands.

Join the Youth Conservation Corps and become an important member of a cadre of dedicated individuals who work and play in the national parks. As a YCC member, you will have a personal role in protecting the nation's precious resources during this 8-10 week summer program.

Every summer, Joshua Tree National Park sponsors a YCC program. Local youth between the ages of 15 and 18 are encouraged to apply. To be eligible, applicants may not reach their 19th birthday during the program, which typically runs from early June until early August, depending on the school calendar. Corps members will earn the California hourly minimum wage.

The program provides young people of the local community with excellent hands-on work experience. Work will be labor intensive and performed throughout the park. Proposed projects vary from year to year but often include trail construction and maintenance, resource habitat improvement, and resource restoration.

Job development and youth training are an investment in the future. We hope you join us in becoming a steward of America's public lands. Contact us to find out more about the YCC program.

If you don't live in the local recruitment area for Joshua Tree's Youth Conservation Corps, but are interested in similar opportunities in the national parks, visit the National Park Service Youth Programs website.

 
Color photo of a youth conservation corps hire holding the guide rope while using high lining equipment to move materials for trail work. NPS photo
A YCC crew member holds the guide line while moving materials for trail work.

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Last updated: September 21, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3597

Phone:

(760) 367-5500

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