What should I expect from the GIP program?
GIP program participants:
How do I find out which GIP positions are available this year?
All current GIP positions are advertised on our partner's website.
Who is eligible for GIP positions?
GIP positions are focused on students, and recent graduates who are United States citizens or permanent legal residents and possess a valid driver's license. Persons applying for GIP positions must be between 18 to 30 years old, and military veterans up to age 35. A limited number of Guest Scientist positions are available each year that accept professionals and retirees that are older than 35 years.
Non-US citizens must apply through the NPS International Volunteers-in-Parks Program (IVIP) at: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/internationalcooperation/ivip.htm
How do I apply for a GIP position?
All application information for current GIP positions is posted on our partner's website.
When should I apply? When do the projects begin?
The application process varies with each partner. Spring and summer positions are typically advertised from early December to mid January, and fall and winter positions from early May to mid June. For more information see the program calendars.
If you are interested in applying for a GIP position, carefully review the partner's website before applying. Be sure to address specific questions you may have before accepting a GIP position.
Make sure to submit all required documents by the application deadline or your application will not be sent to the park for review!
Last updated: November 12, 2019