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 2020

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. You can also download and print the application in PDF form.

Please include a cover letter stating your interest and experience, and whether you are interested in a lead YCC position or a general YCC position. Unless you have already held a general YCC position, you may apply to both jobs.

Please return applications by April 17, 2020 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

To learn more about YCC and search for other parks with YCC programs, visit the National Park Service YCC webpage.


Summer Internships

Northwest Youth Corps – AmeriCorps Internship

Position Summary:We are recruiting three Northwest Youth Corps stewards for the 2020 Summer summer season!
Two stewards will work with the park's natural resource team and one steward will be placed on the interpretation and education team. The stewards will serve 450 hours during the season, which runs from June 8 (start date negotiable depending upon student schedules) until the start of September. In return for service, a $5,760 living allowance, pro-rated monthly, will be given to each steward, as well as a $1,612.43 education award upon completion of the 450 hours of service. The resource interns will split work between LEWI and Washington State Parks and the positions include housing. The interpretation steward position is based at LEWI and does not include housing. Interested?

Apply by going to the Northwest Youth Corps Website


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

Last updated: March 24, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
92343 Fort Clatsop Road

Astoria, OR 97103


(503) 861-2471
Rangers are available and able to answer your calls between the hours of 9 - 5 PST.

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