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
  • Provide meaningful and relevant science-based internships for racially and ethnically diverse undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates;
  • Support high priority resource management and visitor education and interpretation projects in national parks;
  • Increase relevancy, diversity, and inclusion in the NPS workplace; and
  • Promote the National Park Service mission.
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Duration:
4 minutes, 23 seconds

In interviews at Rocky Mountain National Park, 6 Mosaics in Science Interns share their experiences and offer advice to future and potential interns.

 

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Last updated: June 20, 2018