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Did You Know There Are Internship Opportunities at Rocky?

There are many opportunities to intern at Rocky Mountain National Park. Whether you’re a college student, recent graduate, or high schooler with an interest in natural or physical sciences, history, communication, education, interpretation, recreation, or resource management, there is a position for you!

Who is eligible?
Internships at Rocky Mountain National Park are open to youth and young adults 15-30 years old, and veterans 35 years old and younger.

Are any special skills required?
Most positions require that applicants hold a valid driver’s license, have the ability to drive government vehicles, and be a U.S. citizen, however, eligibility varies per position.

Click on an internship below to learn about requirements, eligibility, and responsibilities for each position!


Open Internship Opportunities:

2023 Winter Environmental Education Interns

Have you ever considered walking a mile in a park ranger’s…snowshoes? Rocky Mountain National Park is now accepting applications for 2023 Winter Environmental Education Interns.

Do you love snow and working with youth? Do you like to make friends with pine squirrels, or do you have owl eyes that help spot snowshoe hare hiding in the snow? If so, this internship might be for you. Our amazing winter interns will help park rangers lead snowshoe field trips for classrooms grades K-12.

Interested college students and recent college graduates will gain experience and memories to last a lifetime. To learn more and for all details on how to apply, visit

Looking for a 2023 Summer Internship? Rocky Mountain National Park is hiring through the NPS Scientists in Parks Program

The Scientists in Parks Program places hundreds of aspiring professionals in positions across the National Park System. Scientist in Parks participants address natural resource management needs while exploring career options in science and land management. In addition, successful participants may earn special hiring authorities that provide a potential pathway into federal employment.

At Rocky, we are hiring the following positions:

- Education Assistant
- Science Communication Assistant
- Visitor Use Management Assistant

To apply for these positions, visit the NPS Scientists in Parks webpage at Navigate to Current Positions and search for "Rocky Mountain National Park."

Applications will be accepted through January 22, 2023.

Youth Internships

Youth internship projects contribute valuable information to education, research, and decision making at Rocky Mountain National Park. The National Park Service collaborates with organizations across the country to offer various internship opportunities to our next generation of public lands stewards. These youth internship projects have seen stewards contribute to trail inventory monitoring, elk and vegetation management, environmental education programs, and trail maintenance.

Diversity Internship Cohort

Rocky Mountain National Park’s Diversity Internship Cohort Program provides support and resources to interns that identify with underrepresented groups in our National Park’s workforce. The cohort creates an intentionally inclusive space to hold conversation and facilitate learning around how to best support each other. We aim to build lasting authentic relationships that acknowledge the role of individually lived experiences in our workplace.

To learn more, visit Rocky's Diversity Internship Cohort Program webpage.

Last updated: December 13, 2022

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