Youth Conservation Corps: Several Positions (no experience required)

Have you ever wanted to know what it is like to work as a park ranger? The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is a great chance to learn about the National Park Service through a summer work youth program. If selected, you will work with park staff on a variety of projects, including trail building and revegetation work as well as invasive plant removal and wetland restoration. You will also share your knowledge with the park's summer visitors.

Summer 2019

Work Dates: Mid June- Mid August
Pay Rate: Minimum Wage
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, Daytime, 40 hours per week
Age: Must be 15 years old by start date and not to have reached 19 years of age by end date.

Applications are available at the Fort Clatsop Visitor Center, Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, 92343 Fort Clatsop Road, Astoria, OR

Or you can download and print the application in PDF form:

Please return applications by March 22nd, 2019 to:

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
92343 Fort Clatsop Road
Astoria, OR 97103
Attn: YCC

Questions? Call (503)861-4412 or e-mail us


Summer Internships

River & Trail Intern through the Latino Heritage Internship Program (apply at the LHIP website)

The LHIP River & Trail Intern would help Lewis and Clark build upon its recreation program for Spanish speaking park visitors, with the goal of helping to provide equitable access to the outdoors for Latino families and youth through fun and engaging activities. It is anticipated that the R & T Intern lead, with planning assistance, monthly Spanish-language hikes or paddles (three events), including one held during Latino Conservation Week in July; serve as a youth camp counselor for the park's annual, week-long Nature Adventure and Nature Survival camps; promote Spanish-language events on the park's Facebook, Instagram and web sites, including review and assistance with the park's Spanish-language version website; and connect with local partners, the Lower Columbia Hispanic Council and the Education Service District Migrant Education Summer Program, as well as foster the park's emerging relationship with the Seattle and Portland chapters of Latino Outdoors. As in the past, the LHIP intern will have the opportunity to work occasionally in other park divisions, such as Administration, Natural and Cultural Resources and Facility Maintenance to gain additional knowledge of public lands work. The intern will attend parkwide seasonal training, including covering safety topics, history and natural resources background, teambuilding and an introduction to the NPS and public lands work.

Northwest Youth Corps – AmeriCorps Internship

Position Summary: The National Park Service is recruiting two summer interns to provide educational and interpretation assistance at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. With seven sites on both sides of the Columbia River in Washington and Oregon, the park includes wetlands, upland forests, and coastal dunes and prairies. The Intern will serve with the interpretive and education teams within the Visitor Services Division. The park anticipates over 100,000 visitors this summer including two youth camps.

More information and how to apply

Job opportunities at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

All park work opportunities, except Youth Conservation Corps, are announced on the USA Jobs website.

Positions do not stay open long (about a week), so be sure to have a federal resume ready to go. If you aren't sure what to include on your federal resume please visit this USAJOBS resume help page.

We also post announcements for job openings on our Instagram and Facebook accounts.


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: February 22, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
92343 Fort Clatsop Road

Astoria, OR 97103


(503) 861-2471

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