Gain Lifelong Skills While Getting Paid to Be In A National Park Youth Corps

NPS Photos. One is the YCC interns baking bread in the Bake House.


Youth Conservation Corps program


Fort Scott Kan. – Fort Scott National Historic Site is looking for 6 energetic and outgoing teens to participate in our 2023 summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program running Monday through Friday from June 12 through August 4. This eight-week program is for young people between the ages of 15 and 18 years of age. Shifts start at 8 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. with a one-hour lunch. Salary is $15.00 per hour.


For more information and to download your application, go to, or pick up an application at the Fort. Applications received by the park on/or before Friday, May 12, 2023, will be considered first. You may hand deliver your completed application back to the park


No previous experience is required, but a willingness and ability to work in a physically active outdoor program, get along well with others, and maintain a positive attitude are essential for success. YCC participants will be immersed in a curriculum of Historic Preservation, Stewardship, Interpretation/Education, and Leadership. The program culminates with a unit on resume building and navigating USA Jobs, the government’s hiring website.


Activities may include ranger-led programs, Living History programs, being guest speakers, enrollee and staff presentations, assisting field rangers and/or scientists, and trips to other parks, businesses, and throughout the area. Participants will also spend time completing projects which may include fence and bench building; repairing/rehabilitating historic structures; general maintenance work; painting/staining; and exotic plant control.





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