Public Lands and Career Exploration (PLACE) Fellowship

The Public Lands and Career Exploration (PLACE) Fellowship engages youth with opportunities
to learn about and pursue career pathways associated with the National Park Service and partners. Participants will explore a range of regional parks and programs, learn important professional skills, and build valuable connections
with park staff. 

Throughout this program, youth participants will:

  • Gain awareness of public lands and associated careers (e.g., visitor services, science stewardship, museum curation, historians, and more!).
  • Develop skills and experiences related to careers on public lands.
  • Build valuable connections with and appreciation for public lands.

 

You are eligible if you are...

PLACE Fellowship logo features the silhouette of a forest in mirror reflection of a cityscape with the program title between them
"This program has helped me realize that I have infinite job opportunities. I can choose and have a job at my age that I enjoy. I shouldn’t settle just because I get money, but work harder to find a job that I’d love - because it’s out there and I deserve it!"
Ariel, 18

Read the PLACE Blog

Final PLACE Blog

    Looking back on the program, I, and everyone else, enjoyed it and feel like we have gained a lot by participating. Throughout the PLACE Fellowship

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How to Apply

For this program, you will not need to submit a resume.  Instead, be prepared to discuss your experience and interests in short answers.