Applications are now being accepted for 2017 internships!


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Park Internships
Angelina Nguyen, 2016 Young Leader, analyzes the ability of culverts to withstand extreme precipitation events in North Cascades National Park.

Angelina Nguyen, 2016 Young Leader, analyzes the ability of culverts to withstand extreme precipitation events in North Cascades National Park.

The George Melendez Wright Initiative for Young Leaders in Climate Change (YLCC) supports paid internships to highly accomplished undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates to work in national parks for approximately 12 weeks on projects in climate change research, interpretation, park operations, policy development, and other fields.

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Student in the Everglades

Jennifer Chandler, 2016 Young Leader, surveys shifting mangrove ecotones in Everglades National Park.

Join the next generation of national park stewards! YLCC interns connect with park resources, gain experience, and build leadership skills that prepare them to take on the challenges of the future. Successful interns are eligible to be hired without competition into the National Park Service and other bureaus under the Department of the Interior’s Direct Hire Authority. Read more about past internships and young leaders.

The University of Washington is the proud partner and host of the National Park Service’s George Melendez Wright Initiative for Young Leaders in Climate Change. 
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