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Federal Job Opportunities

Working for the National Park Service is rewarding and a great way to learn about your national parks. Applications for jobs with the National Park Service are accepted viathe USAJOBS website, which is the federal government's official source for federal job listings and employment opportunity information.

Current federal job opportunities at White Sands will be listed on the USA website and federal jobs at White Sands webpage.
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Pathways Program for Students

Are you a degree seeking student enrolled at least half time? If so, you may be eligible to apply for the Pathways Internship Program, which is a federal government wide internship program for students.

White Sands hires Pathways positions for park ranger and visitor use positions. These positions open at various times throughout the year, and you must apply for these positions on the USAJOBS website. Opportunities, when available, will be listed on the USAJOBS website as well as on our federal jobs at White Sands page.

Read about one student intern’s experience at White Sands:

An Intern’s Tale by Jaqueline Aguilera
Looking to learn more about careers in the National Park Service?

Careers in the National Park Service is a brief overview of what types of careers can be found in the National Park Service. The listing is done by academic major. Not all majors or careers are included as this list is not all inclusive.
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Volunteer Opportunities

White Sands offers a variety of volunteer opportunities, welcoming people from all over. Positions can range from working in the visitor center to assisting staff in various maintenance or natural resource projects. Volunteering at White Sands National Monument is a great way to support your national parks and help us serve the visitor and protect this amazing resource! Learn more about our volunteer program, and sign up to be a volunteer today!

To learn more about volunteering with the National Park Service and to get started, visit or Find a Park.

Read about two volunteers’ experiences at White Sands:
From Mountains to Desert by Mike Doyal
Want to be a VIP? by Sandra Noll
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Teacher Ranger Teacher Program

The National Park Service Teacher Ranger Teacher (TRT) program is an extended professional development opportunity for educators from K-12 schools to learn about the resources and educational materials available through the National Park Service.

Teachers participating in the Teacher Ranger Teacher program will have the opportunity to engage in parks and park resources, participate in a webinar about lesson planning, develop at least one lesson to be used in their classroom or school, assist the park with an education project, and increase their understanding of place-based learning.

This program will offer teachers a unique opportunity to infuse their teaching skills with NPS-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education resources and the use of primary sources and place based learning. Administration of the program, professional development hours and graduate credit hours will be made available to participants through the University of Colorado, Denver (UC Denver) through a cooperative agreement.

White Sands National Monument typically hires one TRT each year. Visit the White Sands National Monument TRT webpage for more information our program, past TRT projects, and current opportunities. Typically applications for the White Sands TRT position are open in January with selections for the position in February of each year when the monument has the fuds to support the program.

Learn more about the TRT experience at White Sands:
Barefoot Memories: My Summer as a Ranger by Gail Melson
TRTs Stretching the Mind Through Experience by Courtney Monroe
Classroom to Park and Back Again by Dale Emmert
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The Student Conservation Association (SCA)

SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land. The SCA offers positions in many park and monuments around the country. While not a salaried position, you will receive compensation in the form of a stipend, moving expenses or mileage reimbursement and a monetary award which can be used for paying off old school loans or paying for additional classes.

White Sands National Monument typical hires one to two SCA interns each year who support youth outreach, visitor services, resource management, and more. Please visit the SCA website for information how to apply to internship opportunities and for current openings at White Sands National Monument.

Read about past SCA interns’ experiences at White Sands:
Becoming an SCA by Maricela Avalos
SCA: Inspiring Youth by Leiloni Begaye
Life After Junior Ranger by Alisabeth Merlo
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GeoCorps™ America

GeoCorps™ America is a program of the Geological Society of America, operated in partnership with government agencies and other organizations committed to science and stewardship This program offers paid short-term geoscience assignments in some of the most beautiful natural areas in the world. GeoCorps project topics include geology, hydrology, paleontology, mapping and GIS, minerals, soils, glaciology, geo-hazards, karst, education, and interpretation.

Please visit the GeoCorps™ America for information how to apply to short-term geoscience assignments and for current opportunities at White Sands National Monument.
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Latino Heritage Internship Program

The National Park Service and Hispanic Access Foundation’s Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) is designed to train young people in the skills of cultural, historical, natural resource management. The program will raise awareness of our national parks and historic sites, their accessibility and the need for the Latino community’s involvement in their preservation.

Please visit Latino Heritage Internship Program for information how to apply to a Latino Heritage internship and for current opportunities at White Sands National Monument.

Last updated: April 7, 2017

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Holloman AFB, NM 88330


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