Youth Internships Available with the National Park Service

Four national internship programs now accepting project proposals – DUE October 30

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The WASO Youth Programs Division is pleased to announce that four national internship programs (See below) are now accepting project proposals for the 2016 summer work season. These professional development internship programs provide quality work experiences for diverse individuals ages 18-35 in various fields across the NPS system. Project proposal applications are due COB Wednesday, October 30thfor most programs listed below.

National Youth Employment Programs:
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Internship Program (HBCUI): This program is designed to link college students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to appointments at NPS sites and program offices. This program is administered by our nation NPS partner Greening Youth Foundation (GYF) (alex_tremble or 202-513-7159.

Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP): LHIP aims to provide meaningful work experiences to Latino students in the fields of cultural resources, interpretation, and outreach. LHIP is administered in partnership with the Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) and the Environment for the Americas (EFTA). In addition to working on substantive NPS assignments, LHIP interns receive additional mentoring and support through HAF and EFTA. See more at Paloma_bolasny or 202-354-2174.

Mosaics in Science (MIS): The MIS Program provides youth under-represented in natural resource science career fields with meaningful, on-the-ground, work experience in the NPS. The program is administered by the Geologic Resources Division in collaboration with other Natural Resource Stewardship and Science (NRSS) Divisions and the Youth Programs Division. MIS positions are fully funded by the WASO Youth Programs Division. Parks and programs interested in applying for a MIS position must submit a position description by COB Sunday, November 1stat lisa_norby or 303-969-2318.

NPS Academy (NPSA): NPS Academy is an innovative, experiential learning program designed to introduce undergraduate and graduate students, ages 18-35, from under-represented communities to career opportunities with the National Park Service. Many of the interns attend a week-long orientation over spring break and serve in 12-week summer internships tailored to various NPS career tracks. Summer internships are available in a variety of fields, including visitor services, education, resource management – and many more (epoore) or Dave Barak (dbarak) for more information on the application process.

Ben Baldwin

Office of Interpretation, Education & Youth Engagement

Intermountain Regional Office
National Park Service

(303) 969-2319


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