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National Park Service

Position title : Geoscientists-in-the-Parks Internship Program

Type of Position : Corpsmember / Intern

Attachments/Supplemental Materials : GIP_Brochure_20190328

Position Description :

About the Geoscientists-in-the-Parks Internship Program

The Geoscientists-in-the Parks Internship Program (GIP), developed by the National Park Service (NPS) Geologic Resources Division in 1996, provides university students and recent graduates 18 – 35 years old with on-the-ground, natural resource, science-based work experience with the NPS. Most GIP internships occur during the summer months, however many fall and winter positions are also available. This program is run in partnership with Stewards Individual Placement Program and The Geological Society of America.

Program Objectives:

  • Provide on-the-job natural resource science training for university students and recent graduates 18-35 years old
  • Introduce students and recent graduates to science careers in the NPS
  • Build natural resource science technical capacity for parks and central offices
  • Enhance the public understanding of the natural resource sciences


Types of Projects:

  • Natural resource research
  • Mapping (geology, plants, animals)
  • Assessing natural resource hazards
  • Preparing field guides and park resource overviews
  • Assisting in natural resource inventories
  • Leading interpretive talks or programs for park visitors
Requirements :

Students and recent graduates that are United States citizens or permanent legal residents with a background in natural resource sciences are eligible for the program.

Benefits :

GIP participants have the opportunity to work at a national park and gain valuable work experience. Interns are paid a minimum of $3,600 stipend, travel allowance, provided housing (or a housing allowance) for the duration of the project, are eligible for an AmeriCorps education award, and may be eligible for a special federal hiring authority.

Contact Information :

More information: www.geosociety.org/gip

Additional Information :

For more information visit go.nps.gov/gip or contact nps_gip_program@nps.gov