YCC Summer Jobs in Yellowstone Park
2005 Youth Conservation Corps Program
by National Park Service
February 10, 2005
Yellowstone National Park has begun recruiting for the park's 2005 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program. The YCC is a summer employment program for young men and women ages 15 through 18. Through work projects done in the park, the YCC provides enrollees with a better understanding of their environment and management of our natural resources.
The 2005 YCC program will run for eight weeks from June 11 through August 7, and participants will be required to live on location. Room and board will be provided at a minimal cost to enrollees. Participants must be at least 15 years of age by June 11, but must not turn 19 until after August 7. Wages will be set at the federal minimum wage of $5.15 per hour. The program will consist of a 30-member camp with enrollees selected nationwide.
Applications must be postmarked by March 15, 2005. Selections will be made randomly from all qualifying applicants.
Crews will focus their efforts on projects dealing with rehabilitation of trails and backcountry areas, campground restoration, and a wide variety of resource management, maintenance, and research projects. A wide spectrum of environmental education programs will be offered as part of this year's program, as well as an extensive recreation program.
For further information and/or an application, please contact the YCC Program Manager at Yellowstone National Park headquarters by calling (307) 344-2148 or by writing YCC Program, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190.
The application is also available on the park’s web site at www.nps.gov/yell/technical/jobs/ycc.htm. Completed applications should be sent to the address noted above.