Love parks and being outdoors? King County Parks Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is a PAID summer internship program for teens interested in jobs in parks and the environment.

The 2023 YCC program applications are now closed, but information about the program is available on this website year-round.     


YCC Interns:

  • Engage in discussions about the intersections of race and the environment
  • Lead conversations with other interns on self-selected topics
  • Develop and build-upon career skills such as writing, public speaking, and interviewing
  • Become familiar with land management practices and the multiple facets of a park agency
  • Network with Parks staff, community leaders, and environmental professionals
  • Explore solutions to problems impacting human and environmental health.
  • Participate in workshops about local environmental challenges

Stay in touch about upcoming programs

Interested in applying in future years? Sign up for the YCC email list for future news and application dates.