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 Jobs.gov website and federal jobs at White Sands webpage.
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.
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 Volunteer.gov 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
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
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
Please visit the GeoCorps™ America for information how to apply to short-term geoscience assignments and for current opportunities at White Sands National Monument.
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