The National Park Service (NPS) - 12-week paid internships

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:48 -- exf107

Alumnus Greg Luna sends the following internship info, including a  remote sensing project at Navajo National Monument that he is supervising.

The National Park Service (NPS) is pleased to support the Future Park Leaders of Emerging Change (FPL) program as a pathway for exemplary students in higher education (advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates) to apply their skills and ideas to park-based challenges and solutions. The Initiative offers 12-week paid internships which allow students to gain valuable work experience, explore career options, and develop leadership skills through mentorship and guidance while helping to advance NPS efforts on emerging management issues. Successful students may be eligible for non-competitive hire into federal positions for which they qualify following completion of all academic requirements.

For information and application, see

Only U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals are eligible for FPL internship positions.
Eligible applicants are graduate or upper-level undergraduates students or recent graduates. Applicants are eligible under any of the following circumstances:
Applicant has reached junior level status in a degree-seeking undergraduate program at the time of application. (Students must have completed their sophomore year by January 2018.)
Applicant is enrolled in a degree-seeking graduate program.
Applicant is not currently enrolled but plans to attend graduate school beginning fall 2018.
Applicant is a recent graduate with a graduation date no earlier than December 2017.
If you are applying to graduate school for the fall 2018 semester, please provide proof of application in the form of a confirmation from the institution that your application was submitted.  In the event that you are selected for an internship, proof of enrollment into a graduate program will be requested before the internship is awarded.
Current project descriptions:


Jodi Vender
Coordinator, Undergraduate & Alumni Programs
Director, Gould Center for Geography Education & Outreach
Penn State Department of Geography
305 Walker Bldg, University Park, PA 16802-5011
814-863-5730 (office phone)|814-865-3433 (department phone)|814-863-7943 (fax) | |
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