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 this summer. Please see the report on 2013’s HBCUI Program.


Current Openings

United States

  • Department of Interior & Vista Career Opportunity – NEW

This career opportunity is available in multiple locations across the the United States

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  • Contracts & Property Management Intern (CPM) – NEW
    Southeast Regional Office of the National Park Service (US Department of the Interior) in Atlanta, GA
    6-month internship
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  • Social Media Strategist Intern – NEW
    Southeast Regional Office of the National Park Service (US Department of the Interior) in Atlanta, GA
    12-month internship
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    • Urban Refuge Research Intern – NEW
      United States Fish and Wildlife Office in Atlanta, GA
      13-week internship
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    • Environmental Education/Administrative Support Assistant – POSITION FILLED
      Everglades National Park, FL
      6-month internship
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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Opportunities



    • Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Services Intern – POSITION FILLED
      Brooksville, MI
      13-week internship
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    • J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuges Complex Visitor Services Intern – POSITION FILLED
      Sanibel Island, FL
      13-week internship
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Environmental Education Intern: Pine Mountain Settlement School

North Carolina

Wilderness Instructors: Adventure Treks
Outdoor and Adventure-based Educators and Program Administrators: National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education

South Carolina

Water Resources Extension Agent: Clemson University
Program Specialist: Hunting Island State Park



Aviculture and Environmental Education Paid Internship: The Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
Part Time Teacher-Naturalists: The Connecticut Audubon Society

Washington D.C.

Full and Part-Time Positions: The National Building Museum, Education Department


Program Coordinator: MetroRock Climbing Center
Assistant Sanctuary Director: Mass Audubon’s Blue Hills Trailside Museum
Teacher Naturalist: The Boston Nature Center
Assistant/Team Teacher: PUDDLESTOMPERS Nature Exploration
Teacher/Naturalist:  PUDDLESTOMPERS Nature Exploration

New Hampshire

Teacher/Naturalist: Tin Mountain Nature Center

New York

EE Professional: Christodora
School Programs Seasonal Instructor: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Seasonal BASE Field Studies Instructor: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Seasonal BASE Field Studies Coordinator: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Environmental/Outdoor Educator: Christodora
Seasonal Naturalist: Jamestown Audubon Center & Sanctuary


Cultural Resources Specialist: SWCA Environmental Consultants



AmeriCorps Green School Coordinator: EcoWorks
Project Coordinator: The Center for Educational Partnerships at Grand Valley University


Education Assistant: Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center and ServeNebraska


Environmental Educator & Park Technician: Columbus State University
Outdoor Education Instructor: Mohican Outdoor School
Dorm Supervisor: Mohican Outdoor School


Assistant or Associate Professor of Forestry and Director of WI Forestry Education Center: The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources and the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Division of Cooperative Extension



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Program Manager: Ozark Natural Science Center
Environmental Learning Internsips: The Cooper Center for Environmental Learning

New Mexico

Archaeological Field Technician: SWCA Environmental Consultants
Environmental Specialist: SWCA Environmental Consultants
Natural Resources Field Technician: SWCA Environmental Consultants
Biological Technician – Ornithologist: SWCA Environmental Consultants



Curriculum Developer/Writer: University of Alaska


Naturalist: Clovis Unified School District
Part Time Naturalist: Environmental Nature Center
Environmental Planner/Project Manager: SWCA Environmental Consultants
Program Instructor: Thousand Pines Outdoor Science School
Teacher-in-Residence: Slide Ranch
Day Camp Director: Environmental Volunteers
Environmental Education Volunteer Internship: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services
Manager, Interpretation and Training: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Education Coordinator: The Watershed Project
Part time Naturalist/Teaching position: WildCare


Educator Programs Associate Director: Keystone Science School
Program Coordinator: Beaver Ponds Environmental Education Center
Proposal Coordinator: SWCA
Wetland Delineators: SWCA Environmental Consultants
Biological Logistics Coordinator: SWCA Environmental Consultants
BVSD 4th Grade Field Trip Intern: Thorne Nature Experience
After-School Program Internship: Thorne Nature Experience


AmeriCorps Vista Program Coordinator: Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB)
AmeriCorps Vista Volunteer Coordinator: Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB)
STEM Coordinator VISTA: Urban Roots and the Desert Research Institute
Community Education Coordinator VISTA: Urban Roots
Scholarship Coordinator VISTA: Urban Roots


Wildlife Education Intern: Wildlife Safari, Education Department
Archaeological Technician: SWAC Environmental Consultants
Field Instructor: NW Outdoor Science School
Program Leader: NW Outdoor Science School


Executive Director: Wenatchee River Institute
Habitat Restoration & Education Assistant: Sound Salmon Solutions

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