Scientists in Parks

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Maybe you’ve always imagined yourself working outside. Maybe you’ve considered a professional career in the sciences. Or maybe you’ve just dreamed about an office with a truly jaw-dropping view.

If so, maybe Scientists in Parks is for you!

Every year, the Scientists in Parks work experience program places hundreds of aspiring professionals across the National Park System to work on natural resource management needs. Past projects have mapped sand dunes at Fire Island National Seashore, surveyed towering cacti at Saguaro National Park, and protected nesting sea turtles at Padre Island National Seashore. Others assessed pika populations at Rocky Mountain National Park, measured soils beneath the mangrove forests of Everglades National Park, and restored colorful corals beneath the waves at the National Park of American Samoa.

The program is committed to providing all aspiring professionals—especially those underrepresented in science—with a unique opportunity to work on important real-world projects while building professional experience and a life-long connection to America’s national parks.

The Scientists in Parks Program (SIP) is a partnership with the National Park Service and Stewards Individual Placements Program, Environment for the Americas, Ecological Society of America, The Geological Society of America and the National Park Foundation.
Find additional information on the official SIP website.

Applications are now open for positions beginning October 2024 - April 2025!

SIP Intern conducting research
Scientists in Parks Program

Internships for students and recent graduates in various science disicplines

SIP Mosaics conducting research
Mosaics in Science Diversity Program

Internships for groups under-represented in science careers

This collection includes annual reports from the Scientists in Parks Program as well as its legacy internship programs; Geoscientists-in-the-Parks, Future Park Leaders of Emerging Change, and Mosaics in Science.

Source: Data Store Collection 9324. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Last updated: May 1, 2024


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