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Scientists in Parks (SIP) Fellows

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Academic Level:
For most summer research programs, this is your upcoming status as of the fall. Always check with the individual program's website for details.

Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior
Graduate Students (Masters)
Graduate Students (PhD)

Are you interested in working in a National Park? Scientists in the Parks Internship program provides PAID internship where you get to work on real-world challenges within a National Park. Each opportunity with the SIP Program affords a distinct and memorable experience with projects that vary based on location, length, focus, and complexity. Past projects include mapping sand dunes at Fire Island National Seashore, surveying towering cacti at Saguaro National Park, and protecting nesting sea turtles at Padre Island National Seashore.

Benefits to becoming a Scientists in Parks Intern

-Full-time work

-Project experience during your summer break

-Potential for free or subsidized housing


-Further development of practical skills

-Networking opportunities with NPS and DOI leaders

-Mentoring by an NPS supervisor, and more!

Participating Institution(s):
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Ecological Society of America (ESA) (Lead)
U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. National Park Service

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 
movie  Program Video

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Geological Sciences
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Natural Resources
Spatial/Geographic Information Systems
STEM Fields
Urban Planning & Design

Climate Change
Ecosystem Modeling
Environmental Management
Environmental Risk Assessment
Geospatial Modeling
Land Change Remote Sensing
Marine Science
Statistical Modelling
Wildlife Biology
Wildlife Management

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This program is funded by:
U.S. Dept. of the Interior

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