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The National Park Service champions a culture that is progressively inclusive, values diverse ideas and experiences, and empowers the innovative to gain access to worthwhile opportunities that combat challenges of the future. The National Park Service (NPS) has partnered with the Greening Youth Foundation to establish a tradition of protecting and preserving public lands for the next generation of environmental leaders.

Since 2009, GYF has worked collaboratively with NPS to embed best practices into the etiquette of each organization while providing meaningful, interesting, and challenging career pathways to young people from diverse backgrounds. At National Park sites across America, GYF interns serve in every capacity of resource management. From cultural resources and interpretation to biological sciences, engineering, business, GYF interns play a pivotal role in the growth and diversity of the National Park Service.

If you are ready for an extraordinary learning experience that will help sustain the nation’s public lands and preserve natural resources for future generations, take the first step and apply today.


Join students from around the country who are putting their unique skills and talents to work in preserving the contributions of African Americans to our nation’s history and culture. The Historically Black Colleges & Universities Internship is effectively changing the face of the environmental sector by introducing diverse youth and young adults to conservation careers.

Your HBCUI summer isn’t just about your past. It’s also about your future. Many careers have started with HBCUI service. Gain real-world, on-the-job experience while exploring careers in the federal government. Where better to begin the movement than at your historical institution?




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GYF employs a professional staff of historians, sociologists, psychologists, educators, marine biologists, environmental scientists, anthropologists and wilderness experts. GYF’s team is highly specialized and focuses on land acquisition, design and development, greenway and green space project management, community mobilization and outreach. We are dedicated to the preservation of nature’s finite and historical resources. Collectively we have more than 400 years of experience facilitating youth programs that emphasize personal growth through hands-on experience and challenges.