Permanent and seasonal jobs are available in Yellowstone National Park for people with all skill levels – whether you are looking for a place to volunteer, looking for an internship, or looking to build a career.
NPS Employment Opportunities
The National Park Service (NPS) hires employees either full-time or seasonally (summer and winter). Most seasonal employment extends from the beginning of June through Labor Day, with some seasonal positions lasting up to six months. These job opportunities come in the form of vacancy announcements. Applicants need to aply through USA Jobs.
Most of the lodging, activity, and dining room jobs available in the park are managed by Xanterra, the primary concessionaire in Yellowstone.
- Volunteers in Parks (VIP)
The NPS has Volunteers in Parks (VIP) program. The major objective of the program is to utilize voluntary help in such a way that is mutually beneficial to the NPS and the Volunteer.
- Student Conservation Association (SCA)
Each year Yellowstone National Park welcomes a number of full-time volunteers from the Student Conservation Association (SCA), a national non-profit organization. These volunteers, who may be high school or college students or other adults, assist with a range of vital activities from trail maintenance or bear management to backcountry patrol or assisting park visitors. In return, the volunteers receive valuable training and experience, have most expenses paid, and are able to live and work in one of America's premier national parks.
The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is a summer employment program for young men and women ages 15 through 18. Through work projects done in the park, this program provides enrollees with a better understanding of their environment and management of our natural resources.
This is a residential program that begins on June 16th and continues through August 11th. YCC is based out of Mammoth Hot Springs and gives participants opportunities to explore Yellowstone's wilderness. Crews will focus their efforts on projects dealing with rehabilitation of trails and backcountry areas, bridge reconstruction, and a wide variety of resource management, maintenance, and research projects. A wide spectrum of environmental education programs will be offered as part of each year’s program, as well as an extensive recreation program.
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