We guide SIP Interns through positive and productive work experiences that address the
current scientific needs of national parks and foster the next generation of diverse stewards.
The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural resources, cultural resources, and
National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of current and future
The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural
conservation and outdoor recreation throughout the United States and the world. The NPS Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate (NRSS) manages Scientists in Parks and provides scientific, technical, and administrative support to national parks for the management of natural resources.
Learn more at www.nps.gov
The Stewards Individual Placement Program provides participants across the nation with project
opportunities that promote community values and help preserve natural resources. Stewards
partners with federal and tribal governments, as well as non-profit organizations looking to
build institutional capacity, develop community relationships, and support ecosystem health. Stewards helps employ and administer SIP Intern enrollment, AmeriCorps benefits, payment of stipends, travel, housing allowance, resolution of issues, and program reporting.
Learn more at stewardslegacy.org
The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of scientists. Their mission is to advance the science and practice of ecology and support ecologists throughout their careers. They envision a future where people embrace science to understand and foster a thriving planet. Central to ESA’s work is the mentoring of young scientists in the field. ESA organizes activities during its annual meetings to help students review their resumes, hone their interviewing skills, and share tips to succeed as scientists and professionals in all sectors. ESA is the administrative and engagement partner for the SIP Fellows program where they host webinars, conduct site visits and evaluations, and organize social sessions during the ESA Annual Meeting.
Learn more at esa.org
GSA is a global professional society with a membership of more than 20,000 individuals in more
100 countries. GSA provides access to elements that are essential to the professional growth of
earth scientists at all levels of expertise and from all sectors: academic, government,
and industry. The Society unites thousands of earth scientists from every corner of the globe in
common purpose—to study and share scientific findings that shed light on the mysteries of our
planet and beyond. GSA helps promote the program to prospective applicants and assists with managing the application system for SIP Interns. GSA has partnered with
National Park Service on work experience programs since 1997, and Stewards Individual Placement
Program since 2016.
Learn more at www.geosociety.org
Email us if you have questions or would like application assistance