Youth Conservation Corps


GYF recruits, trains, and exposes 16 to 25-year old diverse youth and young adults to conservation and preservation careers through internships, work crews, and special projects on federal partner sites. The high quality of GYF youth recruits came from some of our educational program high schools, our strong partnerships with HBCU’s, 4-year University and community college partners, and similar youth-focused organization partners.

GYF is in its third year of the flagship HBCUI Program. This program, designed to link HBCU students and their communities to National Park Service sites with an African American theme, will see 17 students working at 15 NPS sites during the summer of 2014. Please see the report on 2013’s HBCUI Program.


Current Openings

  • Environmental Education/Administrative Support Assistant – NEW
    Everglades National Park, FL
    6-month internship
    (click here for description)

Opportunities from Our Partners

  • Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex Operations Intern – NEW
    Cameron Parish, LA
    13-week internship
    (click here for description)
  • Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Services Intern – NEW
    Brooksville, MI
    13-week internship
    (click here for description)
  • J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuges Complex Visitor Services Intern – NEW
    Sanibel Island, FL
    13-week internship
    (click here for description)
  • Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Biological Intern – NEW
    Gulf Shores, Alabama
    13-week internship
    (click here for description)
  • Arthur R. Marshall (A.R.M) Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Biology and Water Quality Intern – NEW
    Boynton Beach, FL
    13-week internship
    (click here for description)

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If you have any further questions, please contact our Youth Programs Manager, Jaribu Chitunda at


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