21st Century Conservation Service Corps Opportunities

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 non-competitive appoinment to federal jobs upon successful completion of the program.

  • Public Lands Corps (PLC): A work and education program that engages the Nation's conservation and service corps on public lands. Read Personnel Bulletin 21-09 for more information.
  • Direct Hire Authority for Resource Assistant Internships (DHA-RAI): Rigorous internships in a career field necessary for the effective management of public lands and resources. Read Personnel Bulletin 21-08 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 in collaboration with national parks and offices to provide development and job opportunities to engage youth and veterans.

For a listing of jobs and internships 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:

Organizations: Locations Served:
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 Legacy 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
Groundwork USA 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
MobilizeGreen Nationwide
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
SEEDS Michigan
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

For other National Park Service opportunities visit jobs, internships, and volunteering.