Why does this program matter?

The King County Parks Youth Conservation Corps strives to support the career interests of a new generation of environmental leaders who represent the diversity of King County’s communities. 

Who should apply?

We seek individuals interested in learning about parks and the environment.  Prior experience or previous involvement with parks, environmental activities, or similar programs is not required. Populations who are historically underrepresented in environmental leadership and land management roles are encouraged to apply.

King County and the Parks and Recreation Division values diverse perspectives and life experience and encourages people of all backgrounds to apply.

What will interns do?

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


A rising 10th, 11th, or 12th grade student in King County.

Applicant must be 15 years old by Tuesday, July 5.

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