National Park Service Student Employees

National Park Service Student Employees We are a network of NPS student employees that fosters communications and professional development for current and future employees of the NPS.

The Student Engagement Network (SEN) is a student-focused Employee Resource Group that aims to foster idea sharing and professional development for current and future students employed by the National Park Service. Comprised of student employees, hiring officials, and other advocates from all seven NPS regions, the SEN acts as a liaison between hiring officials, human resources, and students, to f

The Student Engagement Network (SEN) is a student-focused Employee Resource Group that aims to foster idea sharing and professional development for current and future students employed by the National Park Service. Comprised of student employees, hiring officials, and other advocates from all seven NPS regions, the SEN acts as a liaison between hiring officials, human resources, and students, to f

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Work high in the Sierra Nevada this winter! Sequoia National Park's Interpretation Division is looking to hire -quickly-...
09/19/2021

Work high in the Sierra Nevada this winter! Sequoia National Park's Interpretation Division is looking to hire -quickly- for this position in the Giant Forest/Lodgepole area:
Position: Park Ranger (Interpretation) GS-0025-05
Season: mid-November to mid-March, with possibility of extension
Duties: Staff the contact stations at the Giant Forest Museum to answer visitor questions and provide informal interpretation to visitors at popular areas. Support a busy shuttle operation over the winter holidays by providing information, orientation, and interpretation to park visitors/shuttle riders, staffing shuttle stops, and sometimes directing traffic (on the busiest days). Research, develop, and present thematic interpretive programs to visitors. In addition to the standard duties, this position will be responsible for a special research project on the subject of traffic safety and congestion and may have significant developmental opportunities related to Visitor Use Management (depending on interest and ability). This person will be a key member of a small winter team, and as such we need a motivated, flexible individual who is willing to take on a variety of duties.
Housing: Park housing is available for this position.
To Apply: Submit your resume to Josh Handel (ASAP, right away), to [email protected]

Work high in the Sierra Nevada this winter! Sequoia National Park's Interpretation Division is looking to hire -quickly- for this position in the Giant Forest/Lodgepole area:
Position: Park Ranger (Interpretation) GS-0025-05
Season: mid-November to mid-March, with possibility of extension
Duties: Staff the contact stations at the Giant Forest Museum to answer visitor questions and provide informal interpretation to visitors at popular areas. Support a busy shuttle operation over the winter holidays by providing information, orientation, and interpretation to park visitors/shuttle riders, staffing shuttle stops, and sometimes directing traffic (on the busiest days). Research, develop, and present thematic interpretive programs to visitors. In addition to the standard duties, this position will be responsible for a special research project on the subject of traffic safety and congestion and may have significant developmental opportunities related to Visitor Use Management (depending on interest and ability). This person will be a key member of a small winter team, and as such we need a motivated, flexible individual who is willing to take on a variety of duties.
Housing: Park housing is available for this position.
To Apply: Submit your resume to Josh Handel (ASAP, right away), to [email protected]

Photos from Big Thicket National Preserve's post
09/08/2021

Photos from Big Thicket National Preserve's post

Rare Recent Grads opportunity!
09/02/2021

Rare Recent Grads opportunity!

Have you been looking for permanent employment with the National Park Service? Are you passionate about American History?

We are looking for passionate people to join our team. This is a great opportunity for recent graduates to gain permanent employment with the National Park Service.

Application process closes 09/15/2021

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/612382600

Student Trainee (Park Guide)
09/01/2021
Student Trainee (Park Guide)

Student Trainee (Park Guide)

This position is located in Camp Nelson National Monument, in the Interpretation Division. Open to the first 100 applicants or until 09/08/2021 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration.

08/17/2021

Are you looking to break into the conservation field? Take a look at Greening Youth Foundation’s (GYF) new initiative called ⭐️ The Bridge Project, which is an equitable hiring pathway for the 🌱 environmental sector focused on people of color and underrepresented communities. When you join the project, you get training on cover letter and resume writing, as well as networking and virtual interviewing support.

In GYF’s words 👉 employers across the sector, from federal land management agencies to nonprofit conservation groups, environmental organizations, natural resource management companies, and the outdoor recreation industry struggle to connect with a talented, diverse pool of potential employees. Hiring pathways need to be more consistent and replicable, and they need to be cleared of barriers that have traditionally worked to keep underrepresented candidates from finding permanent jobs in conservation.

Applications for The Bridge Project are now open August 17-August 31. The hiring event will take place October 12-13. Note that the federal positions have their own application timelines, sonplease double-check the appropriate window and apply via USAJobs.gov ➡️ https://www.wildernessstewards.org/thebridgeproject

#FindYourPark #NPSYouth #Conservation #JobOpportunities

08/12/2021

Do you want to work for the National Park Service (NPS)?

Camp Nelson National Monument and Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park are seeking applications for a Student Trainee (Maintenance Worker). One candidate will be selected for each park.

If you are a student who lives or attends school within the local commuting area of Hodgenville and Nicholasville, Kentucky, and is interested in employment with the NPS, please see the job description below and apply:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/610298200

#FindYourPark #NationalParkService #WorkWithUs

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NPS Maintenance and Facilities staff near one of the Stone Forts located along the Hickman Creek Valley at Camp Nelson National Monument.
Courtesy: NPS

Attention! Rare, open-to-the-public scientist position at Yosemite National Park!Do you have a bachelor's (or higher) in...
08/09/2021
Interdisciplinary (Physical/Environmental) Scientist

Attention! Rare, open-to-the-public scientist position at Yosemite National Park!

Do you have a bachelor's (or higher) in natural resources, biology, chemistry, engineering, or something like it? Do you have experience monitoring air and water resources? Are you confident developing scientific monitoring protocols, following them, and using the data to develop natural resource management plans and understand the impacts of climate change? Are you committed to fostering and promoting an equitable, inclusive, and safe work environment?

WE NEED YOU.

This is a GS 9/11, permanent, subject-to-furlough position based in El Portal, CA. Non-pay status expected for one month/year. Moving expenses may be reimbursable.

The announcement is only open to the first 50 applicants, so get your resume in TODAY. Because there is a basic education requirement for this job series, you MUST include transcripts showing that you have the appropriate degree. (They don't need to be the official version until you're offered the job, but they must at minimum show your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. If your degree isn't explicitly listed in the job announcement/questionnaire but you think it qualifies, include a justification about WHY. Make it easy on HR, they didn't take your courseload, they don't know if it's legit or not!)

APPLY HERE:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/610193000

This position is located in Yosemite National Park, in the Resources Management & Science Division, Physical Science & Landscape Ecology Branch. Anticipated Entry on Duty: November 2021 Open to the first 50 applicants or until 08/20/2021 whichever comes first. All applic...

07/21/2021

Do you like to hike and work outdoors? Are you looking for a paid internship?

Congaree National Park and Conservation Legacy's Stewards Individual Placements Program are seeking applicants for two Trail Crew Intern positions. Trail Crew Interns will work with park staff to restore and install navigational signs and markers throughout the park's trail network, which includes over 20 miles of land trails and 12 miles of water (canoe) trails. This is a 26-week internship that will begin on August 9th, 2021. Compensation includes a $500/week stipend and a $3,097 Americorps education award upon successful completion of the program.

Click the link for more details, and to apply, click the "Apply" button above the position title on the position description page. The application deadline is Friday, July 30th, 2021.

https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/2738

Image description: A wooden boardwalk leads through shaded trees and undergrowth at Congaree National Park.

07/20/2021

📆 #SavetheDate! The National Park Service Youth & Young Adult Programs Division is excited to be co-hosting with The Corps Network on the virtual event, "Passing the Hammer: An Intergenerational Conversation on Historic Preservation Careers," happening NEXT Wednesday, July 21st at 4:00pm EDT!

Join us for an 🤝 intergenerational conversation around career opportunities in 🪵 🛠 historic preservation. Charlie Pepper, the former Deputy Director at the 🌳 Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation and a current NPS mentor for youth and young adults will share his vision for the future of historic preservation and current opportunities through the Historic Preservation Training Center's Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program (TTAP) and the Experienced Services Program (ESP).

Current and former members of the TTAP program will share their experiences and insights in this field. There will be a panel discussion and audience Q&A, which will focus on topics, including the impacts of 🌱 climate change; 🏛 preservation of historic structures; future of skill trades like 🪚 carpentry, 🧱 brick, and 🪨 stone masonry; and 🎓 career opportunities in both the public and private sectors.

Click the event title above for more details and register here ➡️ https://www.nps.gov/subjects/youthprograms/an-intergenerational-conversation-about-career-opportunities-in-historic-preservation-event.htm

Please note the event will be recorded and made available on our event page. Watch live in Zoom or like our page to watch (bit.ly/NPSYouthFB)!

National Park Service Conservation Legacy American Conservation Experience Groundwork USA Greening Youth Foundation National Older Worker Career Center Center For Workforce Inclusion #FindYourPark #NPSYouth #HistoricPreservation #AmericanAspiration

06/26/2021

Looking for work as a wildland firefighter? Check out this unusual and exciting developmental opportunity! This job announcement is recruiting for positions to be filled at Olympic National Park, Yosemite National Park, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, and right here at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks!

These positions are the first-ever Wildland Fire Apprentice positions that the NPS will host across the service. As developmental positions, these positions will afford the employee, upon completion of the program, a permanent GS-0462-5 Forestry Technician position in their host park.

Learn more and apply at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/605081000!

06/18/2021

JOB ALERT

Big South Fork NRRA is seeking reliable visitor-service oriented applicants for temporary employment as a park guide. If you enjoy sharing your knowledge of the park in a professional setting, the Interpretation and Education Team would like to speak with you.

DUTY LOCATION

Crossville-Cumberland County Visitor Center, Gateway to the Big South Fork (TN)

DUTIES TO BE PERFORMED

Staff a visitor center; keep front desk area organized; interact with visitors in a polite and professional manner; be knowledgeable, and thoughtfully answer questions about the park; provide recommendations on activities to the visitor. Wearing of a National Park Service uniform is required.

HOW MUCH DO I GET PAID?

Starting salary $13.45/per hour. This position is part-time, working weekends and federal holidays. Hours may increase based on need.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should submit a resume no later than June 24, 2021, to [email protected]

Subject Line: Name – Resume, Crossville Visitor Center Vacancy

Resumes should not contain sensitive personal information such as a social security number. Include your name, address, phone number, and email address. Do not respond to this post with any personal information.

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06/18/2021

Do you enjoy hiking and being outdoors?
Are you Native American and between the ages of 18 to 27?
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to work in our parks?

If you answered yes, then we invite you to join the Native American Crew this summer.

The National Park Service has partnered with Capacity Builders, Inc. to hire a 10 person crew to work and restore trails at Navajo National Monument and Canyon de Chelly National Monument. This will be an 8-week long trail crew, working 4 weeks at Navajo NM and 4 weeks at Canyon de Chelly NM.

If you are interested in applying to join this amazing crew, you can scan the QR code in the flyer, or follow this link:
https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Capacity-Builders-Inc.-1?from=mobviewjob&tk=1f6o1l87qp12b800&fromjk=f8e2ea9727cf2402&attributionid=mobvjcmp

We look forward to seeing the great work that this crew will accomplish on our trails, working towards the mission of the National Park Service, to preserve and protect the cultural and natural resources of the parks for future generations.

#FindYourPark #NPS #CanyonDeChelly #NavajoNationalMonument #TrailCrew #NativeAmericanCrew #CapacityBuilders

06/08/2021

Interested in making a difference in your community? Work, learn and grow at Canyon de Chelly NM, Hubbell Trading Post NHS or Navajo NM. Interns will work on projects, programs and activities to protect and conserve the park's natural and cultural resources and share the significance of those resources with the public. Apply today.

05/13/2021

Have you always wanted to work at the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)? 📆 #SavetheDate for DOI's Minority Serving Institution Career Fair, happening on May 26th and 27th!

⭐ The agency is comprised of ten separate bureaus and offices, including the National Park Service, that govern Federal programs in over 2,400 operating locations around the nation (and the world). Its 70,000 employees occupy over 350 distinct occupations and serve in both permanent and seasonal capacities to protect and manage our nation’s natural resources.

Learn about careers, internships, USAJOBS, resume writing, interviewing skills, and more ➡️ doi.gov/careers/

Register for the event ➡️ https://www.doi.gov/careers/resources/virtual-career-fair-may-26-27

#WeareInterior #JoinInterior #NPS

05/01/2021

Before they were Park Rangers, they were Interns! Join the Minidoka team this summer!
Apply for a paid Internship with Minidoka National Historic Site in southern Idaho! Applications are due May 7th!
http://bit.ly/NYCInternApplicationForm
Position Description and Flyer:
https://www.nwyouthcorps.org/pdf/CIP/MHSINTERP_2021.pdf

Kurt Ikeda came to Minidoka National Historic Site as an Interpretation Intern in 2018, where he supported interpretive programs at the site and assisted with the site’s annual pilgrimage.
“I was able to learn from our Park Service team how to preserve and interpret the site, but also from the Friends of Minidoka on how to uplift the message of defending civil liberties to a diverse audience on a local and national level.”

Image: On the left Kurt Ikeda in 2018 wearing a red Minidoka shirt at the camp pilgrimage, on the right Kurt Ikeda in 2021 wearing a ranger uniform.

The Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) June cohort is designed to engage youth of color in the National Park Service. ...
04/22/2021
Apply for the CVA June Cohort

The Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) June cohort is designed to engage youth of color in the National Park Service. Members will be placed at NPS sites nationwide and will organize, lead, and participate in community and volunteer activities and events. As a part of the next generation of conservation leaders, CVA’s will gain new skills and experience through year-round training and professional development opportunities, enabling them to build a portfolio of professional skills and develop a community of support. This program is designed to address the following goals:
• Goal 1: Increase the overall diversity of the CVA program to reflect the nation’s demographics by recruiting from underrepresented communities to diversify the applicant pool and hire diverse members into CVA June positions.
• Goal 2: Advance an equitable work culture in the NPS and youth programming by ensuring that sites, supervisors, and mentors are prepared and supported in cultivating inclusive environments for CVAs.
• Goal 3: Support the Fellows in achieving personal & professional success while serving as a member of the CVA program by offering a range of relevant learning and development opportunities.
• Goal 4: Support members’ future careers by promoting access to future opportunities working in NPS/ federal lands management partners.

Compensation: $500/week +$80/week available in rent support for sites that do not offer housing, AmeriCorp Award ($6,095), PLC Federal Hiring Authority

Hours: 40 hours/week

Application Deadline: May 3, 2021

Start Date: June 7, 2021

https://www.cvainternships.org/cva-june-cohort

The Community Volunteer Ambassador June cohort is for youth from communities under-represented in the National Park Service such as Hispanic, Latinx, Black, Indigenous, Asian, and other communities of color. Apply now!

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I'm working on a story for National Parks Traveler about affordable housing for NPS employees relatively close to their work. I'm interested in talking with student employees about several questions, such as is finding housing difficult, how far you have to commute, rental costs, and how if at all Airbnb and VRBO are impacting housing availability. Please message me and we can set up a time to talk. Thanks!
Are you an SCA alum? Are you looking for a job? Registration is now open for SCA's 1st Annual Virtual Career Fair. So far we have commitments from Venture Outdoors, The Trust for the National Mall, Houston Wilderness, Wisconsin DNREC, NAI and more. We expect reps from USFWS, USFS and NPS and other federal agencies to attend as well! Candidates will visit employer booths to learn more about the company and positions available, schedule individual meetings with an HR representative, and expand their networks. You will not want to miss this opportunity! Register today:
Check out this Intimate Portrait of Canyon De Chelly. Now, after seeing that you MUST want to go there. Well friends, today is your lucky day. If you are at least 21 years old, able to legally work in the US, have a valid driver’s license and experience working with young adults (ages 14-19), working/living in the outdoors (camping, backpacking, etc.) on conservation projects we have a life-changing opportunity for you. Learn more here (https://www.thesca.org/cach-crew-leader).
Student Conservation Association still has positions to fill for this season! If you are looking for something to do this summer, here are some AMAZING life-changing opportunities that are starting this month: Blue Ridge Parkway Team -- June 7 start date https://www.thesca.org/2021-blue-ridge-parkway-trail-team Appalachian Trail National Crew Leader -- Seeking a female-identifying leader with youth leadership experience https://www.thesca.org/national-crew-leaders-0 Virgin Islands YCC Leader -- Local candidates only as housing is not provided https://www.thesca.org/2021-virgin-island-ycc-group-leader 2021 AK Roving Team 2 -- Experience in Alaska a plus
Still looking for a summer 2021 job opportunity? Northland College and The Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network are looking to hire a Bat Research Technician to be stationed at in Saint Paul, Minnesota at Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. Position is typically Monday - Friday with 8 hour work days. Interested in learning more and/or applying, please email Katy Goodwin ([email protected]).
Job Opportunity: Community Forestry Corps Members serve at a nonprofit or public agency with a mission to preserve and protect Minnesota’s environment and strengthen communities, with a focus on preserving and increasing tree canopy. Service could include tree inventorying, tree planting events, gravel bed nursery design/construction/management, Emerald Ash Borer management plan development, citizen volunteer recruitment/training/utilization, and outreach and education events. https://climatecorps-readingmathcorps.icims.com/.../job... Photo: Community Forestry Corp Member using an axe to split wood.
Application Deadline Extended (from May 3 to May 10, 2021)The Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) June cohort is designed to engage youth of color in the National Park Service. Members will be placed at NPS sites nationwide and will organize, lead, and participate in community and volunteer activities and events. As a part of the next generation of conservation leaders, CVA’s will gain new skills and experience through year-round training and professional development opportunities, enabling them to build a portfolio of professional skills and develop a community of support. This program is designed to address the following goals: • Goal 1: Increase the overall diversity of the CVA program to reflect the nation’s demographics by recruiting from underrepresented communities to diversify the applicant pool and hire diverse members into CVA June positions. • Goal 2: Advance an equitable work culture in the NPS and youth programming by ensuring that sites, supervisors, and mentors are prepared and supported in cultivating inclusive environments for CVAs. • Goal 3: Support the Fellows in achieving personal & professional success while serving as a member of the CVA program by offering a range of relevant learning and development opportunities. • Goal 4: Support members’ future careers by promoting access to future opportunities working in NPS/ federal lands management partners. Compensation: $500/week +$80/week available in rent support for sites that do not offer housing, AmeriCorp Award ($6,095), PLC Federal Hiring Authority Hours: 40 hours/week Application Deadline: May 3, 2021 Start Date: June 7, 2021
The Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) June cohort is designed to engage youth of color in the National Park Service. Members will be placed at NPS sites nationwide and will organize, lead, and participate in community and volunteer activities and events. As a part of the next generation of conservation leaders, CVA’s will gain new skills and experience through year-round training and professional development opportunities, enabling them to build a portfolio of professional skills and develop a community of support. This program is designed to address the following goals: • Goal 1: Increase the overall diversity of the CVA program to reflect the nation’s demographics by recruiting from underrepresented communities to diversify the applicant pool and hire diverse members into CVA June positions. • Goal 2: Advance an equitable work culture in the NPS and youth programming by ensuring that sites, supervisors, and mentors are prepared and supported in cultivating inclusive environments for CVAs. • Goal 3: Support the Fellows in achieving personal & professional success while serving as a member of the CVA program by offering a range of relevant learning and development opportunities. • Goal 4: Support members’ future careers by promoting access to future opportunities working in NPS/ federal lands management partners. Compensation: $500/week +$80/week available in rent support for sites that do not offer housing, AmeriCorp Award ($6,095), PLC Federal Hiring Authority Hours: 40 hours/week Application Deadline: May 3, 2021 Start Date: June 7, 2021 https://www.cvainternships.org/cva-june-cohort
Hi Folks! Lassen Volcanic National Park is looking at hiring a Budget Technician (GS-0561-07) to help support park functions. If you know anyone who is trying to get a higher grade in administration, this is a great stepping stone position.
Are you an alumni of the Student Conservation Association. If the answer is yes, you should join The SCA Network (thescanetwork.org). We have over 150 jobs posted, automatic matching to mentors, alums who can connect you with people you should know and more. Check it out today. It's ALL FREE!!!
Here is an amazing program through SCA with a quick turnaround if you need work? The New Hampshire Corps in looking for a few more members for this season which starts on April 5. Check it out and get your application in today.
Join the Team! Colonial National Historical Park is currently recruiting a GS-05 Park Guide (I) position and a GS-9 Visual Information Specialist. We are seeking dynamic out of the box thinkers who are willing to embrace 21st century interpretive techniques and strategies. We are looking to reach a larger audience is new ways. We need your help in breathing new life into the stories of colonial America. Park Guide (I): https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/586541300 - Closes 12/22/2020 Visual Information Specialist: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/587241200 - Closes 12/30/2020