How you can Volunteer, Work, Internship / National Park Service
Help Your Parks
Volunteers help clear a drainage on the carriage roads of Acadia Natianal Park. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
The national parks are national treasures that belong to and need the help of everyone. Check out the examples below for ideas about how you can become more actively involved in the stewardship of these national treasures. Also, head over to the National Park Service's Get Involved web page for other ways to help.
Volunteer in a National Park
Help preserve and protect America's natural and cultural heritage for the enjoyment of this and future generations. At the same time, enjoy volunteering in a park while performing rewarding projects. Volunteer opportunities abound for groups such as Scouts, Student Conservation Association crews, and the local community as well as individuals. If you are interested in volunteering, be sure to visit the National Park Service's Volunteer web page for more information.
Work in a National Park
Working for the National Park Service can be the opportunity of a lifetime. It can provide opportunities to experience some of our nation's crown jewels, discover its less-known natural wonders, develop a new perspective on our heritage, and understand the complexities of managing our natural resources. It is challenging and rewarding. If you are interested in such a career, be sure to visit the National Park Service'sWork with Us page.
Internship in a National Park
We invite you to internship in some of the most beautiful areas of the country. Internships can provide learning opportunities through activities such as wilderness revegetation in the 877,000 acre wilderness of Olympic National Park, assistance with the native cutthroat trout preservation and restoration project at Yellowstone National Park, water quality or piping plover monitoring at Assateague Island National Seashore, serving as a crew member in the Spotted Owl Survey Program at Crater Lake National Park, or giving educational cave tours at Wind Cave National Park. Many parks and central offices offer opportunities for Internships. Unfortunately, a centralized list of internships is not available. If you are looking for an internship in a park, we suggest that youfind a park that interest you and contact them directly. Information on how to contact a park is available on each park's web site.