Native American Student Internship Program

This project provides an opportunity for Native American students to gain valuable hands-on experience while collecting resource data for Yellowstone. Native American student interns will participate in education and resource management programs at Yellowstone National Park to assist in maintaining and rehabilitating the park’s natural and cultural resources. These interns will work in various focus areas within the park including archeology, fisheries, and youth education programs. Interns will be provided with all necessary training and equipment to carry out typical seasonal activities under the supervision and mentorship of National Park Service employees. This program will provide Native American student participants with educational opportunities and skill sets that will assist and guide them as they prepare for their careers. The current Native American Student Internship Program, which has been successful in recruiting and training students since its inception in 2010, does not have funding to extend beyond the Summer 2024.