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How to Apply

Applications Will Open in May!

We welcome aspiring professionals to apply and we invite the full participation of individuals currently being underserved in STEM career fields. This includes, but is not limited to, individuals from racially and/or ethnically diverse communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from LGBTIQ+ communities, and individuals who experience intersectionality with one or more of these identities.

SIP mentor and intern stand next to each other smiling in thigh high water
SIP intern pulls water vegetation into boat while second interns supports them

Before you apply


Browse available positions

Take a look at positions that interest you! Make sure their dates and duration match your availability. You can apply for up to five positions per season. Keep in mind a position closes after it receives 100 applications.


Collect application materials

You will need a current resume, recent school transcript, and 2-3 references. Be prepared to provide a reference's name, email, and phone number. Select people who could speak strongly on your behalf, if contacted.


Review the timeline(s)

There are two application periods a year, make sure you are reviewing the relevant timeline.


Watch An Info Session: Becoming An SIP

Session on January 9th, 2024: Learn more about unique, science-driven opportunities to work with national parks through Scientists in Parks (SIP). 

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Preview application questions

The application will ask you to prepare responses to six questions meant to help you highlight how your background/interests complement your participation in the program. You'll complete the same set of questions when applying to each position. Check out these questions and other information in this worksheet.

Ready to Apply?

Browse the available positions! Remember you can only apply to five per season. Positions close after the first 100 applicants, so apply soon!

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