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!
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) intern and help make the outdoors more accessible for all!
Are you passionate about disability rights and accessibility in National Parks and public lands? Do you identify as having a disability yourself? Work with us and help increase access to the outdoors for everyone.
Our program Stewards Individual Placements is looking for individuals to work alongside National Park Service and BLM staff in National Parks and BLM land. 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 and BLM land access. You can work remotely or relocate to one of the project sites during these seasonal positions—it's up to you!
You will receive a weekly stipend of $600 during your position, as well as a AmeriCorps Education Award that you can use for education—either towards continuing your education by taking classes or paying off school loans. You will will also receive outdoor industry pro-deals!! Any necessary gear and equipment required for your position will be provided to you.
We are seeking individuals, that identify with having a disability for these positions. We are happy to provide reasonable accommodations and will work with you and your host site to help you meet the requirements of the role in a way that's right for you! Scroll down to see our open positions.
Youth Empowerment Stewards
We're gearing up for 2023, so check back soon!
These opportunities are made possible with generous support from the National Park Foundation and through our partnership with the National Park Service.