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Regional Youth, Volunteer and Safety Programs Fellow


Individual Placement/Internships

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Preference given to San Francisco, CA - Remote Work Possible

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Stewards Individual Placement Program (SIPP) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health. SIPP in partnership with the Pacific West Region (PWR) of the National Park Service is seeking an intern who will work with and support the Regional Youth and Volunteer Programs Manager (80%) and assist the Regional Safety, Health, and Wellness Program Manager (20%). This position will help provide technical assistance, program coordination, and support to both program managers. Work includes providing support to park managers regarding youth, volunteer and safety program areas by responding to inquiries and requests for guidance, help with managing communications and information portals, Additionally, the position will support and collaborate with regional leadership teams, communities of practices, and external partners. The incumbent will also assist in collaborating and communicating with the Washington Support Office (WASO), other regional offices, and other representatives. The incumbent will also have opportunities to participate in and develop work to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.


Position Responsibilities will include:

  • Plan and conduct a survey of park sites in Regions 8, 9, 10, 12 to collect information on recreation priorities and existing collaborations.
  • Manage internal communications on the Regional SharePoint webpages for youth and volunteer programs. Manage, evaluate and develop website resources.
  • Enforce and adhere to NPS, Conservation Legacy, and AmeriCorps' policies and regulations.
  • Co-create learning and developmental opportunities to expose staff to partnerships and contract services.
  • Coordinate and facilitate training with partners and other collaborators in support of Youth and Volunteer Programs.
  • Provide administrative support to regional program managers:
    • Assist in the coordination of the Hartzog Award program to provide for appropriate volunteer recognition
    • Meeting coordination: Organizing and synthesizing meeting notes, Agenda setting etc.
    • Support review of applications for recommending funding for youth engagement and employment projects
  • Participate in and support the equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) efforts.
  • Participate in regional and national conferences with the Washington Service Office (WASO) and partner workshops, meetings and volunteer and various youth program events.
  • Develop and manage collaborative partnerships with regional leadership teams.
  • Connect and support young adult employees, youth program participants, and volunteers.
  • Effectively work in the community with peers in both regional and NPS-wide programs across different time zones using various technologies.
  • Assist Safety, Health, and Wellness Program Office in reviewing, organizing, and developing resources for employee and park use, while also assisting to develop and expand the program's SharePoint site and its usefulness.
  • Support and help develop collaborative efforts and initiatives between the Youth and Volunteer Program Office and the Safety, Health, and Wellness Program Office in support of mutual priorities.



Minimum Requirements:

  • Be 21-30 years of age at the start of the position
  • Be able to pass a federal background check
  • Possess a valid Driver's License with an insurable driving record
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Possess basic computer skills (particularly Microsoft Office Suite) and the ability to learn new programs
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Demonstrate an ability to take a high level of initiative
  • Readiness to be flexible and agile to changing environments and circumstances
  • Understand and demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Must be US Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with NPS youth or volunteer programs
  • Organizational skills
  • Experience with work that advances Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Accessibility
  • Comfort working with diverse communities
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders
  • Able to work in an office or remote work setting
  • High level of attention to detail


  • The position is eligible for Public Land Corps Hiring Authority
  • Living Allowance: $20/hour
  • Specific training offered?
    • Youth Development Training
    • Volunteer Program Management Training
    • NPS policies and Systems Training
    • Potential Mental Health Workshops
  • Professional development funds: $5,000
  • 15 days (120 hours) of Paid Time Off
  • Optional Health Insurance


Length of Position: 52 Weeks

Anticipated Start Date: 6/13/2022

How to Apply
Apply online at:  In addition to your resume, please submit a one-page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position.



Stewards Individual Placements Program does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

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