Mosaics Partners


NPS Youth Programs Division
The Youth Programs Division engages youth between the ages of 5 and 35 years old in various National Park Service programs to develop a life-long commitment to support our national parks and protect our natural environment and cultural heritage. Currently there are over 25 youth programs operating throughout the National Park System. Youth programs encompass a wide of missions and responsibilities including the fostering of a strong relationship between youth and the natural and cultural resources managed by the NPS and instilling a work ethic into our nation's youth. The future of the NPS will be determined through the recruitment and introduction of our youth in our national parks at an age where they are still impressionable. The opportunity to work in a national park will open doors to young people, permitting them to expand their employment options and career decisions. Often a youth's experience at a park leads to new interests, ideas, and relationships with both peers and adults that will help them gain foothold in the work world. These young people also gain an immense sense of confidence from their accomplishments, which will help them move successfully from adolescence to adulthood. Learn more...

NPS Geologic Resources Division
The NPS Geologic Resources Division (GRD) within the Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate, provides Service-wide leadership in the understanding and management of geologic resources, processes, and energy and mineral development activities. GRD has a strong commitment to providing science-based on-the-ground youth career development opportunities through the management of the Mosaics in Science Internship Program (created in 2013) and the long-standing Geoscientists-in-the-Parks (GIP) Internship Program (created in 1996). Learn more...
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Environment for the Americas
Environment for the Americas (EFTA) was created as a result of International Migratory Bird Day's success. EFTA's key mission is to engage a diverse workforce by fostering cultural awareness among its partners and by engaging underrepresented youth in the fields of research, education, conservation, and preservation. The organization coordinates science and environmental education internships with the National Park Service. Learn more...
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Greening Youth Foundation
The Greening Youth Foundation (GYF) works with diverse, underserved and underrepresented children, youth and young adults in an effort to develop and nurture enthusiastic and responsible environmental stewards. GYF's cultural based environmental education programing engages children from local communities and exposes them to healthy lifestyle choices in order to create an overall healthy community. GYF believes that youth and young adults from diverse backgrounds can greatly benefit from the career opportunities presented within the state and federal land management sectors. Learn more...