Parks are incredible places to conduct science. There are many ways you can be involved in science in the National Park Service. Below you can check out volunteer programs; explore paid internship programs to find the one that is right for you; learn more about what it’s like to work for the National Park Service; and find job opportunities.
Volunteer in Parks
There’s a wide variety of volunteer opportunities throughout national parks.
For candidates with the best the potential to share their experiences with colleagues and scholars when they return to their home countries.
Be a Citizen Scientist
Citizen scientists work alongside researchers to collect data and find answers to real-world questions.
Scientists in Parks
We are committed to providing all aspiring professionals with a unique opportunity to work on science projects in national parks.
Research Learning Center Internships
Paid internships and fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students to conduct science and science education in national parks.
National Park Service Internships
Internship opportunities for students and people aged 30 and younger and veterans 35 and younger.
Urban Archeology Corps
Young people age 15-26 conduct a range of archeological tasks to learn about urban national parks and their surrounding communities.
Cultural Resources Diversity Internships
Career exploration opportunities for diverse undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates ages 18-35 in historic preservation.
Nat'l Park Foundation Science Fellowship
Opportunities for post-doctorate study and innovative science research that can help inform park management.
Work with Us
Join us in the National Park Service
You can make a difference by bringing your unique experience, background, and perspective to our work.
How to Become a Park Ranger
Biologists and biological science technicians in parks to manage and conserve native systems and natural and historic objects.
Job Opportunities and How to Apply
Many of our employees work on-site in our parks, but we also have a large urban presence in our regional and national offices.
Last updated: December 10, 2020