Internships and Special Projects

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park is Recruiting for Several Exciting Opportunities.

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.

Conservation Internship Program

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park is actively recruiting for energetic, committed young adults who are interested in a career with a federal land agency for the 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 one internship position. The Park will select a candidate for the following opportunity:


Ranching and Resource Management Intern

Stewards in partnership with the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park are seeking an intern for a 52-week position who will assist the Ranching/Resource Management staff in providing daily care and feeding of the park’s livestock along with performing other necessary work to supporting Resource Management programs within Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. As a result, the intern will assist with preserving the history, cultural landscapes, and natural resources associated with President Johnson’s legacy.

Position Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide daily feeding the park’s livestock
  • Prepare the Show Barn for daily tours.
  • Meet and greet visitors to the Show Barn.
  • Assist with moving livestock through pens and pastures.
  • Assist with maintenance of fences, corrals, and other features of the cultural landscape.
  • Assist with resource management projects such as tree care, invasive species removal, and rotational grazing.
  • Operate light trucks and trailers to safely transport self and cargo to work sites in Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park.
  • Operate riding lawn mowers, weed eaters, and UTVs (i.e. John Deere Gator).
  • Assist with interpretive demonstrations and/or events.

Intern will receive a living stipend of $640/week and park housing will be provided if needed. The position is also eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award $6,495 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of the program. Upon completion of 640 hours (16 weeks) of service, the intern may be eligible for a special hiring advantage when applying for public land management positions with the BLM, Forest Service, National Park Service, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This is a two year non-competitive status that increases an applicant's hireability and competitive rating when applying for permanent federal positions.


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.


NPS Experienced Services Program

The NPS Experienced Services Program is a unique partnership created to connect experienced workers (age 55+) to the NPS to provide scientific, technical, and administrative support.

Records Management Specialist

This position will serve as a Records Management Specialist for Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, providing expert advice and guidance to park staff. The position will assess current recordkeeping practices, establish revised file structures, and support staff in prioritizing and implementing migration of key park records.

This position is currently funded for an estimate of 42 weeks.
Lady Bird Johnson stands behind a lectern which displays a sign that reads "VISTA volunteers graduation."
Mrs. Johnson addresses VISTA volunteers in St. Petersburg, Florida. February 26, 1965.

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Volunteers In Service To America

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park does not currently have any VISTA openings, but check back periodically.

Last updated: May 13, 2023

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