* The ProRanger Program is currently not accepting any applicants at this time.*
Working for the National Park Service allows you to serve America’s great National Park units. Working in the National Park Service system gives you the opportunity to live and work in world’s most beautiful and scenic locations while completing meaningful work each day.
As part of the Federal Government, the National Park Service has comprehensive life and health insurance, excellent vacation and sick leave benefits, Family friendly work policies, Leave Share programs, and great retirement benefits, including the Thrift Savings Plan (Similar to a 401K plan).
Prepare you for a Career – ProRanger is designed to tell you what skills and abilities you will need to get the job. Then we provide you the training and experience to help you succeed.
Paid Summer Internships – It is crucial that you get hands on experience. ProRanger provides you with a paid summer internship with the NPS. We find the job, the supervisor, the mentor and even set up housing. Typically, interns start at the GS-5 level and work full time for 40 weeks.
Scholarships – During the second year there will be available scholarships for relevant training. This is training that will benefit you and the NPS such as medical training and wildland firefighting.
Specific Experience and Training – Everything that you do in ProRanger is designed to help you build your resume and prepare you for your law enforcement career. We are investing in you to prepare you for the challenges of the job.
Law Enforcement Academy – Once you complete your internship ProRanger will pay for your Law Enforcement Academy. Once you complete the Academy you will receive a Type II Law Enforcement Commission from you host park and be ready to become a NPS Law Enforcement Ranger.
Conversion to Full Time NPS Job – When you complete the all of the requirements of the program you will be eligible for conversion into a full time position. The Pathways Program allows ProRanger to invest in training and support you directly applying your academic degree to your job.