State Parks Youth Corps

This summer, young Missourians will have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience to prepare for tomorrow's careers, while enjoying the beauty and grandeur of Missouri's state parks. The Missouri State Parks Youth Corps will challenge participants to "Think Outside" by accomplishing interesting projects that help preserve and enhance Missouri's state park system. In addition to developing the critical leadership skills that will prepare them for success in future careers, the program will bolster an appreciation for the environment and "green" concepts that are an exciting part of Missouri's growing industries.

State Parks Youth Corps now accepting 2014 applications, Gov. Nixon announces

State Parks Youth Corps 2013 REPORT

Who is eligible: Missouri youth that are 17-23 years of age*
Program timeframe: May 1 - December 31, 2014
Work locations: Missouri’s state parks and state historic sites.
Salary: Minimum wage $7.50/hour
Length of employment: 300 hours
Types of positions: Interpretive Aide, State Parks Youth Corps I, State Parks Youth Corps II, and State Parks Youth Corps III. View details...
How to apply: Please complete the on-line application. Please note at the top of the application page there are parks for which on-line applications are not accepted. If you are applying to work at one of those parks you will need to follow the instructions under the “Contact us” tab for the specific park.
Program funding: Funding for the State Park Youth Corps is made possible by the Neighborhood Assistance Program.

The Missouri State Park Youth Corps is a partnership between the local Workforce Investment Boards and the Missouri of Department of Economic Development and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Division of State Parks.

* Some eligibility requirements will apply

Taum Sauk State Park

State Parks Youth Corps workers clean up Cunningham Park in Joplin, Mo. following a devastating tornado that struck May 22, 2011.