National Park Service

About National Park Service

Most people know that the National Park Service cares for national parks, a network of over 400 natural, cultural and recreational sites across the nation. The treasures in this system – the first of its kind in the world –have been set aside by the American people to preserve, protect, and share the legacies of this land. People from all around the world visit national parks to experience America's story, marvel at the natural wonders, and have fun. Places like the Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty, and Gettysburg are popular destinations, but so too are the hundreds of lesser known yet equally meaningful gems like Rosie the Riveter in California, Boston Harbor Islands in Massachusetts, and Russell Cave in Alabama. The American system of national parks was the first of its kind in the world, and provides a living model for other nations wishing to establish and manage their own protected areas. The park service actively consults with these Nations, sharing what we've learned, and gaining knowledge from the experience of others. Beyond national parks, the National Park Service helps communities across America preserve and enhance important local heritage and close-to-home recreational opportunities. Grants and assistance are offered to register, record and save historic places; create community parks and local recreation facilities; conserve rivers and streams, and develop trails and greenways.


Visitor Use Assistant

July 2019 Fort Payne, AL
“Working for the NPS has been such a great experience. My coworkers are lovely and make you feel very welcome. This job has given me a lot of opportunities to learn different things. I also like that this position is a bit fluid in that you are not always doing what you signed up for. Plus, the pay is awesome and I like that it exposed me to full-time work and PTO, even as a college student.”

Interpretive Ranger Intern

June 2019 - August 2019 Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
“Working with the Park Service staff was an amazing experience. I was able to get experience in different positions throughout the Park. ”
See All

Questions & Answers

Anyone know if the National Park Service offers a mentorship program?

Environment +3

Could you speak about the culture at National Park Service?

Environment +3

What's it like to be a trailworker at National Park Service?

Environment +5
See All