Conservation Internship Program

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park is Recruiting for the Conservation Intern Program

 
A tall young man talks with visitors about the one-room Junction School they are standing in.
A Conservation Legacy intern helps visitors understand the importance of the Junction School during his time working as an interpreter.
 

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park is actively recruiting for an energetic, committed young adult who is interested in a career with a federal land agency for this year’s Conservation Internship Program. The internship program recruits young adults to work at Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park to learn skills, contribute to meaningful park projects, and create experiences that will make them marketable in a career with a public land agency. Interns support resource management projects, work alongside rangers in the visitor center, assist with educational programs, create interpretive projects, and complete important facility management projects. The program is administered in partnership with Conservation Legacy, an organization committed to fostering conservation service in support of communities and ecosystems.

 

Currently, the park is offering two internship positions. The Park will select candidates for the following opportunities:

 

Facilities and Maintenance Division - STILL OPEN

 

One 52-week (~1 year), full-time internship, starting May 9, and receiving a weekly stipend of $580. This internship is perfect for a recent high school graduate or degree-seeking college student. The intern will assist with the preservation and maintenance of historic buildings and landscapes.

Upon successful completion of the program, the intern will receive an educational award valued at $6,345 (pre-tax). The park will provide housing and cover uniform and training costs. The intern will also qualify for Direct Hire Authority. Direct Hire Authority allows students who excel in their internships and meet any other job-specific education or training requirements to be hired without competition into permanent positions within the National Park Service and other select bureaus of the Department of the Interior for which they are qualified.

 

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park staff will train and mentor the intern to prepare them for a career in public lands management and offer them professional development to put on their resume. The intern will receive on-the-job training with staff trained in historic preservation techniques. The intern will also experience first-hand different national park service careers through shadowing members of various divisions in the park, such as interpretation, museum management, and administration.

 
 

Ranching and Resources

 
The position is 24 weeks long (40 hrs/week) with an anticipated start date of September 12. Intern will receive a living stipend of $640/week. This internship is perfect for a recent high school graduate or degree-seeking college student. The intern will be supervised by a Supervisory Range Tech and be an integral member of the park’s Ranching and Resource Management team by providing care for the livestock, assisting with the management of natural and cultural resources, and providing excellent customer service to the park’s visitors.

Upon successful completion of the program, the intern will receive an educational award valued at up to $2,417. The park will provide housing if needed and cover uniform and training costs. The intern will also qualify for Direct Hire Authority. Direct Hire Authority allows students who excel in their internships and meet any other job-specific education or training requirements to be hired without competition into permanent positions within the National Park Service and other select bureaus of the Department of the Interior for which they are qualified.
 

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park staff will train and mentor the intern to prepare them for a career in public lands management and offer them professional development to put on their resume. The intern will be provided with park orientation and necessary training to complete the various resource management tasks of their position. Interns will have the opportunity to shadow and/or work with other division within the park to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the park operations. Interns will be able to share the history of Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park with visitors from all over the world and gain experience in customer service and historic preservation.

 
 

Requirements for All Positions

 

Eligible applicants must meet the requirements outlined in the job descriptions and must:

  • Be a US citizen
  • Be at least 18 years of age at start of internship
  • Be willing to complete a state and federal background investigation

Applicants must have an updated resume and complete the online application process to qualify.

Last updated: July 9, 2022

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