2017 George Melendez Wright Initiative for Young Leaders in Climate Change (YLCC)

Apply by January 19, 2017

The YLCC program provides a pathway for exemplary students in higher education (graduate students, advanced undergraduate students, and recent graduates) to apply their skills and ideas to park-based challenges and solutions. The Initiative offers 12-week paid internships which allow students to gain valuable work experience, explore career options, and develop leadership skills through mentorship and guidance while helping to advance the NPS response to climate change. Successful students may be eligible for non-competitive hire into federal positions for which they qualify following completion of all academic requirements.

The Great Lakes Research and Education Center will be hosting one YLCC graduate student intern at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore this summer. By collaborating with NPS staff and partners, the intern will identify vernal pools in the Great Lakes region and assess their vulnerability to climate change.

View the position description.

Learn more about the YLCC program, eligibility requirements, and how to apply for this internship.

Applications will be accepted now, through January 19, 2017.

Last updated: January 9, 2017