Youth in Parks

Join one of the many youth employment or volunteer partnerships and have the experience of a lifetime! It is a chance to learn about careers with the National Park Service, meet and work with other young adults and professionals, carry out projects that protect, restore and maintain our public lands and historic landmarks, gain leadership skills, and become intimately connected to the beauty and diversity found in our national parks.

Find out about the exciting employment and volunteer opportunities the National Park Service offers to help you and your friends learn more about the cultural and historical significance of national parks....and discover new things.

Young adults working through a Youth program take a break from removing invasive plant species
Young adults can apply for a variety of employment opportunities in remote and urban park settings.  Here a work crew has been eradicating invasive plant species in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.



Search Employment and Internship Opportunities by Park

There are many more employment and internship opportunities in national parks and offices nation-wide. You can search for these opportunities by visiting park websites, where they are often listed under the Support Your Park and Volunteer pages.

Two young girls participate in an environmental education activity.
Girl and Boy Scouts can earn a certificate or patch by joining a volunteer service project or educational program.


Boy and Girl Scout Programs

YMCA - NPS Program

NPS - Boys & Girl Clubs of America Program

Last updated: November 1, 2019