The Yosemite National Park Pathways Engineering Internship for 2018 is going to be announced on www.usajobs.gov. The application process is very competitive, and it typically closes once we have 75 applicants, which can happen on the first day!
The duties of position are typically suitable and applicable to Civil Engineering students. The internships are typically filled by Junior-level students. Seniors and Graduate Students who will be continuing their education in 2018/2019 (after the internship) are also eligible. Sophomores may also qualify, depending on the number of credits they have completed, and if they have previous related work experience that they document correctly on their resume (see note 7).
If students are interested in a summer or co-op type engineering position at Yosemite, they should do the following:
1) Create an account/profile at www.usajobs.gov.
2) Become familiar with the usajobs.gov website, and how it works.
3) Complete a resume in usajobs, and upload your most current transcripts (unofficial is fine), so that they are ready to go as soon as the announcement is posted.
4) Create an e-mail alert to notify you when jobs match both of the following keywords: 0899 and YOSEMITE. (0899 is the job series for Student Intern Engineers.)
5) Maybe search a couple of times a day, so that you get to the announcement as soon as it opens.
6) Follow the directions in the announcement, to the letter!
7) You must include months, years, and hours per week worked, on your resume, to receive credit for your work (and/or volunteer) experience. Part‐time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as “varies”.
8) For the questions where you have to rate your experience in different areas, be honest, but not humble. Rate yourself against other students, not the world at large.