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Youth Engagement Steward- Cabrillo National Monument


Individual Placement/Internships

Job Location

San Diego

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Youth Empowerment Steward – Cabrillo National Monument


Term of positions is 12 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk


San Diego, California

Living Allowance:

$580 /week

AmeriCorps Award:

Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $1,678.57 (pre-tax).

Start Date:


Application Due Date:

Preference given to applicants that submit application by 5/16/2022

Title of Position

Youth Engagement Steward- CABR


Youth Empowerment Steward (YES) – National Park Service

Start date: June 20 (or until filled)

End date: (12 weeks after the start date)

This is a full-time, seasonal 450-hour AmeriCorps National Service position.

Contact: Sam Forsythe



Program Description

Join us and learn about a career in land management and conservation programming while operating as a critical voice for access within our public lands. Youth Empowerment Stewards (YES) internships are seasonal, 12-week positions supported Conservation Legacy’s Stewards program. YES internships are available to individuals with a disability 18-26 years of age and Veterans up to age 35. 


Position Details

Stewards Individual Placement Program (SIPP) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. The YES program interns focusing on barriers to entry for individuals with disabilities in the outdoor workplace. This position will be working as a YES Intern with – Cabrillo National Monument.


We are looking for a well-qualified candidate who will research, outline, and present a minimum of two walking interpretive talks and/or walking tours for the park, create public programming with and for the Deaf and hard of hearing community, and work closely with park scientists to research themes for their programming, while getting hands on experience in the field. The intern will have agency to choose a theme for their programs. We will provide training in Audience Centered Experience techniques so the intern can facilitate connections between community members and park resources. The selected individual will also host an affinity group service project at the park created with and for the local Deaf and hard of hearing community. The intern will work with the park volunteer coordinator to create a service opportunity, plan the event, do outreach to the local community, and lead the event. This will create an opportunity for individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing to be in community with each other and learn more about resource management and protection in a safe and welcoming environment. 


Minimum Requirements: 

  • 18-26 years of age (maximum 35 years old for Veterans with valid DD-214)
  • US citizen or legal resident
  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work
  • Pass background checks: all offers of positions are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and Federal and/or State criminal background
  • Expected to take a serious attitude toward safety.
  • Substance Free
  • Fluent in ASL



  • Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $1,678.57 (pre-tax).
  • Living Allowance: $580/week (pre-tax)
  • Specific program and employee resource groups to support a workplace culture of belonging including mentor opportunities and affinity spaces
  • Diversity and inclusion training for all employees
  • Flexible work arrangements to enable you to meet the requirements of your role in a way that is right for you
  • Possible student loan forbearance
  • Member Assistance Program – 3 free sessions of support with a counseling or work-life balance specialist
  • Uniform shirt and other necessary equipment are provided
  • In-service training
  • Additional subject-specific trainings may be offered
  • Depending upon the academic institution and program, this position may fulfill internship requirements 
  • Professional development opportunities (mentorship, resume support, alumni listserv, etc.) and exposure to natural resource career paths 


How to Apply
Apply on-line 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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