American Conservation Experience (ACE)
Provides a range of voluntary service programs for both American and international participants. Take a look at their NPS Academy too.
Who can apply: Conservation Corps 18-25, Conservation Internship 18-35
Future Park Leaders of Emerging Change (FPL)
Intern projects address needs associated with the management of natural, cultural, or historic resources, park infrastructure, visitor use, or interpretation and education efforts in a future of novel, rapid, and/or large landscape change.
Who can apply: Graduate or upper-level undergraduates students
Geoscientists in the Park (GIP)
Matches college students and recent graduates between 18-35 years old with short-term, paid internships with the National Park Service.
Who can apply: Undergraduate, graduate students, and recent graduates
Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP)
Offers internships rooted in a variety of disciplines from community outreach and communications to architecture and underwater archeology at National Park Service sites located throughout the nation.
Who can apply: Latinx undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates
Mosaics in Science (MIS)
A select group of interns works alongside park scientists in science-based research projects providing on-the-ground training and supporting the NPS mission. After the internship, a career workshop is held in Washington, DC where the interns present the results of their work.
Who can apply: U.S. citizen or permanent legal residents 18 or over, with relevant experience in natural resources, science, technology, or engineering
Student Conservation Association (SCA)
Their 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.
Who can apply: Open to the public, youth 18 and under, and young adult 18+
Visit the NPS Youth Programs site for even more opportunities here in the Southwest and nationwide.
Last updated: September 24, 2019