Picture Yourself in a National Park

Everyday someone like you becomes a wildland wildfire fighter, a teacher, a trail-builder, a museum curator, and a park ranger. And, like you, they were once earning scout badges, volunteering, and just having fun hiking and biking in the great outdoors. Youth and young adults ages 35 and under are invited to discover opportunities in national parks. Come to play. Come to learn. Come to serve. Develop your environmental leadership skills. Find a career. Be a part of the next generation to preserve and protect these great places.

Watch videos created by and about National Park Service youth participants to see our programs in action across the country. 

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Considering an Internship?

Find exciting internship opportunities in our parks and programs across the country. Start your adventure!

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Join the HBCUI

Historically Black Colleges & Universities Internship Program. Learn more about the program.

Youth Conservation Corps

Youth Conservation Corps

Get paid to have fun! Youth 15-18 learn new skills helping restore and protect natural, cultural, and historic features.

Urban Archaeology Corps at Santa Monica Mountains NRA

Urban Archaeology Corps

Urban Archaeology Corps affords young people the opportunity to conduct archaeological tasks to learn about urban national parks.

Last updated: July 12, 2019