All Summer 2019 Internships have been filled.


High Priority Management Challenges
Angelina Nguyen inspects a culvert

Angelina Nguyen, 2016 intern, analyzes the ability of culverts to withstand extreme precipitation events in North Cascades National Park.

The Future Park Leaders of Emerging Change (FPL) supports paid internships to highly accomplished undergraduate and graduate students to work in national parks for approximately 12 weeks on projects in climate change research, interpretation, park operations, policy development, and other fields.

In National Parks
Malcolm in a hole investigating impacts to mangrove forests

Malcolm Wells, 2018 intern, evaluates the impact of recent hurricanes on mangrove communities in South Florida.

Join the next generation of national park stewards! FPL interns connect with park resources, gain experience, and build leadership skills that prepare them to take on the challenges of the future. Successful interns are eligible to be hired without competition into the National Park Service and other bureaus under the Department of the Interior’s Direct Hire Authority. Read more about past internships.

The University of Washington is the proud partner and host of the National Park Service’s Future Park Leaders of Emerging Change program.