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.


Applications Now Open! You are eligible if you are...

You can find the application link by scrolling down. 

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

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. 

Applications for spring ’23 are now closed. Applications will open again in the fall of 2024.