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Youth Conservation Corps (YCC)

A great summer job for local high school - aged students at Lava Beds National Monument!

The YCC is a summer employment program for young men and women, ages 15-18, who work and learn together by participating in conservation work on public lands. The program is expected to begin on June 18, 2018 and run for 8 weeks.

YCC applicants must be in very good physical condition. This work can be fun, even adventurous, but it can also be strenuous and is performed in hot, rugged, dirty environments.

Planned work projects include exotic weed control, trail maintenance, native plant care, landscape restoration, and walkway and cave restoration. At the same time, YCC learn about the outdoors, first aid, wildlife, caving safety, and a variety of other subjects. It is fun, enriching, character-building hard work!

To learn more about the YCC program and get an application click here!

Applications for the YCC summer employment program must be post marked May 2, 2018, and mailed to Lava Beds National Monument, P.O. Box 1240, Tulelake, CA 96134 or e-mailed to

Preference will be given to youth the local communities of Tulelake, Merrill and Malin.


Student internships

Lava Beds recruits a limited number of students from the non-profit American Conservation Experience (ACE) and/or Environmental Stewards (ES), and/or the Student Conservation Association (SCA). Student interns engage in activities such as staffing the visitor center, providing interpretive programs, roving caves, trail work, resource management, and cultural resources.

Learn more about ACE, ES and SCA


Current Job Opportunities

Applications for jobs with the National Park Service are accepted via USAJOBS, the federal government's official source for federal job listings and employment opportunity information. The jobs listed below are drawn from USAJOBS, and clicking on any of them will take you to the detailed job announcement on USAJOBS.

Last updated: March 15, 2018

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P.O. Box 1240
Tulelake, CA 96134


(530) 667-8113

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