What comes to mind when you think about working for the National Park Service? Park rangers in flat hats in a beautiful landscape? Staff in period clothing interpreting our nation’s history?
It may surprise you about the variety of jobs and career paths available within the National Park Service that play an important role in conservation, wildlife preservation, as well sustainability. Since 1916, the National Park Service has been entrusted with the care of our national parks and through its collaborations with other non-profits and other agencies, helps to preserve local history, celebrate local heritage, and create close-to-home opportunities for individuals and families to get outside, be active, and have fun.
Their website offers career profiles to demonstrate the many career pathways available within this large organization as well as opportunities for current students and recent grads. Below are just a few of the ways in which The National Park Service collaborates with other organizations to create internship opportunities for students to apply to every year.
21st Century Conservation Service Corps
Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps
Community Assistance Fellows Program
Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program
Scientists in Parks Program
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Internship Program
National Council for Preservation Education
Historic Sites and Structures Documentation Internships
Historic Preservation Training Center Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program (HPTC)
Latino Heritage Internship Program
Maritime Documentation Internship
Mosaics in Science Diversity Internships
National Park Business Plan and Consulting Internships
Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program
ProRanger Philadelphia Program
HABS/Society of Architectural Historians Tompkins Fellowship
Urban Archeology Corps