Working for the National Park Service

Want to be a National Park Ranger or work for the National Park Service? There are a multitude of different career paths to pursue!

At Padre Island National Seashore, we work to not only uphold the mission of the National Park Service but to also align our management objectives with the purpose for the establishment of the national seashore.

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Assisting with sea turtle releases is one of the many jobs at Padre Island National Seashore.

Photo by Artist-in-Residence Sue Wolfe.

Our various staff and offices in the park are filled with people of diverse backgrounds from around the country. To fulfill all the needed work within the park, employees in various occupations are needed including Administrative and Clerical; Information Technology; Concessions Management; Trades and Crafts; Engineering, Design and Facility Management; Fee Collection; Dispatch; Fire Management; Law Enforcement; Resource Interpretation and Education; Public Affairs; Park Management; Safety Management; and Science and Resource Management.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The National Park Service, as part of the United States government, does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factor. To learn more, please visit the Office of Equal Opportunity.


Current Job Opportunities


Complete an Internship

Students, both high school and college level, can gain hands on experience in the park through several internship programs. The park hires stipend interns through cooperative agreements with youth organizations such as the Student Conservation Association, the Latino Heritage Internship Program and the Scientists in Parks program (a collaborative program between Conservation Legacy, the National Park Service, Ecological Society of America, and the Geological Society of America). Please contact these organizations directly to learn more about application requirements, internship work agreements, or to learn more about other opportunities. Visit the Youth & Young Adults Programs page to learn about other internship programs throughout the national park system.

If you are interested in gaining experience at the park without receiving a stipend, then please learn about how to become a Volunteer.


Current Internship Opportunities

There are no current internship opportunities available. Please check back again.


Last updated: October 4, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 181300
Corpus Christi, TX 78480


(361) 949-8068
Malaquite Visitor Center information line.

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