The Scientists-in-the-Parks program is a collaboration between Stewards Individual Placements, the National Park Service, and the Geological Society of America. We match college students and recent graduates between the ages of 18 and 30 years old, or military veterans up to age 35 with short-term, paid, internships with the National Park Service. 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.
The application period for SIP positions is typically 6 weeks starting in December for Spring/Summer positions, and in May for Fall/Winter positions. Sometimes there are a small number of positions open outside of these windows.
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:
If you have questions specifically about the application or application process, please reach out to our partner: