NPS Geoscientists-in-the-Parks (GIP) Program

GIP Intern

A GIP Intern is an entry level natural resource science internship that focuses on career exploration and building fundamental natural resource science skills. Each GIP Intern will receive a weekly living allowance of $350 or $500 per week if park housing is not available, and a travel allowance. Interns who successfully complete 640 hours of work in one or more eligible internships and are under the age of 31 will be eligible for the Public Land Corps Non-competitive Hiring Authority for two years following the completion of the internship. Successful completion of a GIP internship does not guarantee that the participant will be hired in to a federal position. In order to be eligible for a GIP intern position, applicants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent legal resident (“green-card-holder”) between the ages of 18 and 30 years old, or military veterans up to age 35.

GIP Qualification Requirements

  • U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
  • 18-30 years old, or military veteran up to age 35
  • Must meet the qualification for the position and be able to pass Federal and AmeriCorps security clearances; a good driver clearance is also necessary if the intern will be driving a park vehicle
  • Applicant must not have previously completed four GIP or other AmeriCorps positions

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