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Yellowstone Recruiting for 2014 Youth Conservation Corps Program

Imagine having the opportunity to work, learn, play, and serve in the
world's first national park.

Yellowstone National Park is currently recruiting for the 2014 Youth
Conservation Corps (YCC) program, a residential work and education
program for young men and women between the ages of 15 and 18. The
program is designed to develop an appreciation for the nation's natural
resources and heritage through unique educational, recreational and work
experiences.

Yellowstone recruits youth from all social, economic, ethnic and racial
backgrounds for the YCC program. Corps members work together under adult
leadership to complete conservation projects such as rehabilitation of
trails, campground restoration and a wide variety of resource management
and maintenance projects.

Participants and staff develop their job and leadership skills while
further exploring personal values, gaining self-esteem, expanding their
awareness of work ethics, and learning firsthand about environmental and
conservation issues. Corps members will also participate in evening and
weekend recreational activities and discover the many options for
careers in the National Park Service and other land management agencies.

Yellowstone will offer two, month-long YCC sessions, *June 8 to July 9*,
and *July 13 to August 13*. Fifty youth will be selected from across the
country to participate in the program.

No previous wilderness experience is required, but a willingness and
ability to work in a physically active outdoor program, getting along
well with others, and maintaining a positive attitude are essential for
success.

Participants will be required to live on location, and room and board
will be provided at a minimal cost. Wages will be set at the federal
minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. Applicants must be citizens of the
United States and be 15 years of age by June 8, but not over 18 years of
age by August 13.

For further information and application materials visit
www.nps.gov/yell/parkmgmt/yccjobs.htmExternal Link.

Questions may be directed to the park's YCC Program Manager at (307)
344-2256. Completed application materials must be received no later than
March 8, 2014.

The Yellowstone YCC Program is funded by the generous donations of
individuals and organizations to the Yellowstone Park Foundation. More
information can be found at www.ypf.orgExternal Link.
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