Community Volunteer Ambassadors

Offering year-long internships in National Parks focusing on community engagement

Community Volunteer Ambassadors (CVA) serve with the National Park Service in field offices across the country working to engage diverse groups in volunteerism, service-learning, and community activities. As a CVA, you will help grow volunteer programs in National Parks, build new community partnerships, and promote the NPS.

Benefits of the Internship: 

  • 50 week length, full time
  • $440 per week living allowance 
  • One week expense-paid training at the beginning of the internship
  • Obtain on-the-ground education and work experience
  • Gain a sense of stewardship of public lands, and complete meaningful projects in our National Parks  
  • Health Insurance
  • AmeriCorps Education Award
  • Training and Member Support

 Example CVA projects include: 

  • Plan service events to celebrate national days associated with volunteerism 
  • Expand a weekly volunteer program 
  • Help promote volunteerism in the park using Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts
  • Help conduct outreach by contacting schools, clubs, companies and military for groups volunteer events

 Ideal qualities for candidates: 

  • Ages 21 – 30 with a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Has had leadership experience in a job or extracurricular activity
  • Comfortable leading groups outside
  • Strong interpersonal skills and self motivated 



CVA is in Partnership with Stewards Program


Contact Info:

For information on the CVA Program contact:

Jay Runte
Internships Director,

(541) 743-8590



Click the button below to go to the application. 

“For first consideration, please submit your completed Application of Interest for this program by October 23rd. Position closes November 6th**

Note: CVA Applicants only need the following- an NYC profile, a resume, and 1 cover letter per park preference (maximum of 3).

**Closing date may be extended based upon need.”

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