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Stewards Individual Placement Program

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Youth Empowerment Stewards (YES) Program

Our health, our planet, and our collective future rely on diversity—in thought, ability, experience, and ideas. That's why we need YOU. Become a Youth Empowerment Steward (YES) and make the outdoors more accessible!

All of our YES positions have been filled for summer 2022 season—check back in the fall for more opportunities!

Are you passionate about disability rights and accessibility in National Parks? Do you have a disability yourself? Work with us and help make the outdoors more accessible!

Our program Stewards Individual Placements is looking for people to work alongside National Park Service staff in National Parks. We're looking for folks who are interested in a future career in natural resources, environmental science, parks and recreation, or conservation. These PAID positions will play a crucial role to improve access for people with disabilities in the National Parks. You can work remotely or relocate to one of the NPS sites during these seasonal, 12-week positions—it's up to you!

You'll receive a $580 weekly stipend during your position, as well as a $1,678 AmeriCorps Education Award that you can use for education—either taking classes or paying off school loans. You'll also receive outdoor industry pro-deals!! Any necessary gear and equipment required for your position will be provided to you.

We are seeking individuals with disabilities for these positions. We’ll work with you to help you meet the requirements of the role in a way that’s right for you! Scroll down to see our open positions.

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These opportunities are made possible with generous support from the Mitsubishi Electric Foundation and through our partnership with the National Park Service.

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