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Youth Empowerment Stewards (YES) - General, multiple locations


Individual Placement/Internships

Job Location

330 Harper Park Drive Suite I, Beckley, West Virginia

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Stipend: $600/week ($15/hr) + $100/week Housing Allowance
Internship Length: Varies - 12-20 weeks, full time
Number of Positions: multiple
Start Date: Various start dates throughout the year
Reports to: Varies depending on position location


YES (Youth Empowerment Stewards) Program:
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 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!

Stewards Individual Placements, a program of Conservation Legacy, is looking for individuals of differing abilities to work alongside National Park Service in National Parks as AmeriCorps service members. 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.  Depending on the specific YES position, some positions are in-person and some will have remote opportunities. 

You will receive a weekly stipend of $600 as well as a $100/week housing stipend during your position, as well as an AmeriCorps Education Award that you can use for education—either towards continuing your education by taking classes or paying off school loans. You 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.



Job duties will vary upon location and project!

Attend bi-weekly YES cohort meetings (online via Teams meetings) to collaborate with other YES interns, attend professional development presentations, and give a capstone presentation on your YES Internship project(s). 

Potential Service Term Locations:
Friends of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI
Acadia National Park, ME
Kalaupapa National Historical Park, HI
Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site, NY
Keweenaw National Historic Park, MI
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, NE
The Outer Banks Group, NC
Prince William Forest Park, VA



Health Care

Professional Development Opportunities

Eligible for AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion


Potential Remote work (depending on project/location)

Membership opportunities and affinity spaces that meet online every-other week

Opportunity to make a big impact!

Required Skills

To be a US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident​

To be between the ages of 18-30, or a Veteran up to the age of 35​

To have a personal connection to the disability community

Adaptability and capacity to work in a fluid environment​

Ability to communicate and collaborate in a variety of settings

Additional skills vary depending on location/project


Required Experience

Entry level

Additional experience varies upon location/project



Conservation Legacy is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, political affiliation, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

If you need assistance and/or reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application, interviewing, and/or onboarding process, please send your request to the hiring manager in your preferred method of communication.

This position is located at 330 Harper Park Drive Suite I, Beckley, WV. View the Google Map in full screen.