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 closed for positions beginning Summer 2024
Please check back in early May for Winter 24/25 position openings.
Last updated: February 15, 2024