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Stewards Individual Placement Program

Scientists in Parks

Scientists in Parks (SIP)

The Scientists in Parks program is a collaboration between Stewards Individual Placements, the National Park Service, Ecological Society of America and the Geological Society of America. We match young adults short-term, paid internships stationed in National Park Service sites. Participants may assist with research, synthesis of scientific literature, geologic mapping, GIS analysis, site evaluations, resource inventorying and monitoring, impact mitigation, developing brochures and informative media presentations, and educating park staff and park visitors. SIP positions can last from 3 months to one-year.

Learn More on the National Park Service website.

Application period for SIP positions are:

  • Summer positions: applications open early December are typically open for about 6 weeks. Summer positions start between the month of May - September.
  • Winter positions: applications open in May. Winter positions start between the months of October-April.

See current opportunities here!



Several of our coordinators work with the SIP program, please send us a message at the email address below and one of our coordinators will get back to you: