The 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) is a collaborative effort to put America’s youth and veterans to work protecting, restoring and enhancing America’s great outdoors. Through the 21 CSC, young people and veterans will accomplish meaningful work, and gain important personal and professional skills while building a lifelong connection to the outdoors.
The National Park Service partners with national service members to provide special skills training and offer a path into Federal service. Individuals who meet specific requirements may be eligible for noncompetitive appoinment to Federal jobs upon successful completion of the program.
- Public Land Corps (PLC): A work and education program that engages the Nation's conservation and service corps on public lands. Read Personnel Bulletin 17-03 for more information.
- Direct Hire Authority for Resource Assistant Internships (DHA-RAI): Rigorous internships in a career field necessary for the effective managmeent of public lands and resources. See Personnel Bulletin 12-15 for more information.
- AmeriCorps: AmeriCorps consists of three programs - Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA), State & National, National Civilian Community Corps. Individuals who complete their service may be eligible for noncompetitive eligibility. Visit americorps.gov to learn about these programs and search for opportunities.
Below is a list of Corps and youth service organizations that entered into 5-year nation-wide agreements to work on collobration with national parks and offices to provide development and job opportunities to engage youth and veterans.
For a listing of jobs and internships in this endeavor with other public land management agencies visit Jobs at Corps.
You can also search for opportunities by checking the websites of the National Park Service Service Corps partner organizations listed below:
|Alexandria Seaport Foundation||Alexandria, Virginia Seaport/Potomac area|
|American Youthworks||Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee|
|American Conservation Experience||(Crews) Arizona, California, Utah, North Carolina, Tennessee; (Recent Graduate Internships) Nationwide|
|Appalachian Trail Conservancy||Areas along the Appalachian Trail|
|Capacity Builders, Inc.||Northwest New Mexico, Southwest Colorado, Southeast Utah, and Northeast Arizona|
|Chesapeake Bay Trust||Maryland and Virginia counties along the Chesapeake Bay|
|Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan, Inc.||Northwestern Michigan|
|Civic Works, Inc.||Maryland (Baltimore)|
|Colorado Youth Corps Association||Colorado|
|Community Services & Employment Training, Inc.||Nationwide|
|Concrete Preservation Institute||Nationwide|
|Conservation Corps North Bay||Marin and Sonoma, California counties|
|The Corps Network||Nationwide|
|Environment for the Americas||Nationwide|
|Farmworker Institute of Education and Leadership Development||California|
|Great Basin Institute||Arizona, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Washington|
|Greater Miami Service Corps||Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana|
|Green City Force||New York|
|Greening Youth Foundation||Nationwide|
|Hispanic Access Foundation||Nationwide|
|HistoriCorps®||16 States (CO, WY, UT, ID, CA, AK, SD, TX, NM, MO, KY, WV, WI, MN, MI, NC, NH|
|Hope Program, Inc. (The)||New York|
|Indian River State College||Florida|
|KUPU||Hawaii, Pacific Island territories|
|Limitless Vistas, Inc.||States along the coastal areas of the Gulf of Mexico|
|Los Angeles Conservation Corps||Greater Los Angeles area|
|Montana Conservation Corps||Montana, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska|
|Mt. Adams Institute||Washington|
|National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE)||Nationwide|
|Northwest Youth Corps||Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, Arizona|
|Rocky Mountain Youth Corps||Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona|
|SER Metro-Detroit, Jobs for Progress, Inc.||Detroit|
|The Student Conservation Association||Nationwide|
|Utah State University||Utah|
|Watershed Committee of the Ozarks||Springfield, Missouri|
|Year One Inc., dba Mile High Youth Corps||Colorado|
Last updated: March 18, 2022