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Logo for future park leaders.

Accepting intern applications for Summer 2020 starting November 2019!

The Future Park Leaders of Emerging Change (FPL) provides a paid internship for highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students to work in one of the nation’s parks for 12 weeks on projects related to climate change and science, resource conservation, sustainable park operations, policy development, and other fields.

Why Be A Future Park Leaders Intern?

It’s a paid opportunity!

Work on climate issues.

Pathways to a new career.

Become an FPL Intern

Join the next generation of national park stewards! FPL interns gain valuable work experience, develop leadership skills, and explore future career options under the mentorship and guidance of the National Park Service (NPS).

Upon successful completion, 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

Application Details

The Ecological Society of America is the proud partner and host of the National Park Services Future Park Leaders of Emerging Change program.