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About RAP

Participants Should:

  • Have an interest in natural resources, public service and connecting people to their public lands
  • Be willing to move to locations in the Southeast
  • Be interested in working in and fostering an inclusive work environment

Participants Will Gain:

  • Paid Experience – A paid 24 week internship.
  • Hiring Certificate – A hiring authority allowing interns to apply to internal Forest Service positions.
  • Mentorship – Work alongside a master performer throughout the program in an apprentice-style setting.
  • Opportunity – At the end of the program, interns will be invited to a Southern Region job fair to apply for full-time positions similar to those they trained for during the internship.


Get paid, learn about environmental careers, and gain valuable experience in all aspects of the Forest Service. Program graduates can apply for Forest Service positions through a two-year hiring eligibility.



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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.