Program Partners

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The National Park Service has formed partnerships in order to administer the Geoscientists-in-the-Parks (GIP) program.

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Environmental Stewards

The Environmental Stewards (ES) is a program of Conservation Legacy. ES offers land and water management agencies and non-profit organizations opportunities to accomplish specific projects and provides individual placements for young people "Stewards" interested in gaining experience in natural and cultural resource management. For more information visit:

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Geological Society of America

The Geological Society of America partners with the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management to provide science-based internships on public lands. For more information visit:

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National Park Service, Geologic Resources Division

The Geologic Resources Division (GRD) assists the National Park Service and partners in the Service-wide coordination, support, and guidance necessary to:
  • understand and implement science-informed stewardship of geologic and associated park resources;
  • reduce impacts from energy, mineral, and other development; and,
  • protect visitor values.

The Division created and manages the GIP Program and cost shares positions with NPS units. GRD manages two Service-wide internship programs – the Geoscientists-in-the-Parks and Mosaics in Science Programs. For more information, visit

Last updated: June 9, 2020


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