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Contact: George Land, 760-367-5507
This summer, Joshua Tree National Park will sponsor a 9-week, Youth Conservation Corps program. Youths between the ages of 15 and 18 are encouraged to apply. To be eligible, applicants may not reach their 19th birthday during the program. Selected applicants will start work on June 18, 2018 and continue in the program until August 16, 2018. Corps members will earn the hourly California Minimum Wage. Work hours are Monday through Friday from 7 am until 3:30 pm, with every other Friday off.
The program provides young people of the community with excellent hands-on work experience. Work will be labor intensive and performed throughout the park. Proposed projects include trail construction and maintenance, resource habitat improvement, and engaging the public through education and interpretation of park resources. Job development and youth training are truly an investment we can all make in the futures of our children.
Application forms are available from Joshua Tree National Park Headquarters in Twentynine Palms as well as Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms High Schools. The application form must be returned or postmarked, no later than April 20, 2018. Call Human Resources Assistant Romina Martinez at 760-367-5514 for additional information or visit www.nps.gov/jotr/learn/kidsyouth/teens.htm