Hill to Harbor Corps
The Hill to Harbor Corps is a 7-week summer employment opportunity for 15-18 year-olds from the greater Boston area. As members of the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC), teens will work with park rangers to facilitate summer camps for local organizations, lead pop-up public engagement activities, and explore the National Parks of Boston. Youth employees receive benefits such as a student transportation card and CPR/AED certification.
Historias de Boston
In this summer employment program, participants will research and gather stories of leadership within the Boston Latinx community and the three different sites of the National Parks of Boston. Historias de Boston participants will learn how to conduct interviews, record and edit videos, and tell stories so that they can produce short documentaries that highlight the connections between the Latinx and national park communities in Boston.
The Public Lands and Career Exploration (PLACE) Fellowship is a youth employment opportunity with the National Parks of Boston. The PLACE Fellowship empowers fellows with the skills and knowledge to successfully find and pursue careers that excite them, and fellows’ feedback is used to revise the program. Over the course of the fellowship, participants build a more complete understanding of career opportunities by exploring a range of regional parks and programs, learning professional skills, and building valuable connections with park staff.
Green Ambassadors—a program of the National Park Service, Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center, and the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation—provides a youth employment and development experience for Boston young people between the ages of 15 - 18. Using the Boston Harbor Islands as a learning lab, this seven week program exposes young people to natural resource and park management careers, while also cultivating a sense of confidence and community.
Historic Preservation Corps
The SCA, AmeriCorps, and Massachusetts Service Alliance has partnered with the National Park Service to offer a unique opportunity for young adults looking to gain leadership and hands-on experience in the field of Historic Preservation. The goals of the program are three-fold: to build the next generation of preservation leaders; to preserve historic places across Massachusetts while developing apprentice level preservation skills in carpentry, masonry, landscape management; and to serve where there is a need in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.