Mosaics In Science

Mosaics in Science interns gain valuable on-the ground science experience while assisting national parks with inventory and monitoring, research, GIS, and interpretation and education projects.
Mosaics in Science interns gain valuable on-the ground science experience while assisting national parks with inventory and monitoring, research, GIS, and interpretation and education projects.
Mosaics in Science Internship Program

Mosaics in Science is supported through a public-private partnership between the National Park Service's Geologic Resources and Youth Programs Divisions, Environment for the Americas, and Greening Youth Foundation.

Summary

The Mosaics in Science Internship Program provides youth that are under-represented in natural resource science career fields with on-the-ground, science-based, work experience with the National Park Service. Established in 2013, this multidisciplinary program provides opportunities to work on inventorying and monitoring, research, GIS and other technologies, and interpretation and education projects. After the internships, a career workshop is held in Washington DC where the interns present the results of their work, are exposed to different science careers, and develop skills to apply for a federal job. The program is administered by the Geologic Resources Division, in collaboration with other NPS Natural Resource Stewardship and Science offices, the NPS Youth Programs Division, and in partnership with Environment for the Americas and Greening Youth Foundation.

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Program Objectives

  • Encourage diverse youth to study and pursue careers in STEM fields.
  • Provide meaningful and relevant science-based internships in parks for minorities 18-35 years old.
  • Introduce program participants to science careers in the National Park Service
  • Increase relevance, diversity, and inclusion in the NPS workplace.


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Last updated: October 4, 2016