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The National Park Service has formed several partnerships in order to sustain and expand the Geoscientists-In-the-Parks (GIP) program.

GSA LogoThe Geological Society of America's GeoCorps™ America Program advertises the majority of the GIP positions (approximately 50 positions annually) and provides a convenient on-line application system. You must be a member of GSA to apply for a GeoCorps - GIP position (student membership costs $25). For information about GeoCorps GIP positions, see GSA's GeoCorps™ America website:


National Association of Geoscience Teachers Geoscience Teachers-in-the-Parks (GTIP) supports positions for earth scinece teachers at Mammoth Cave National Park, in cooperation with the park's Research Learning Center. The GTIP program will likely expand to include additional national parks in the future. For information about GTIP positions, see NAGT's GTIP website:

National Park Foundation LogoThe National Park Foundation, in partnership with the National Park Service, enriches America's national parks and programs through private support, safeguarding our heritage, and inspiring generations of national park enthusiasts. The National Park Foundation works to raise funds for key initiatives such as the Youth Programs. For more information about the National Park Foundation, visit:

Many other partners work directly with the Geological Society of America GeoCorps™ America Program.

Photo of Chris Ciervo at Great Basin National Park Photo of Lani Manion at Badlands National Park Photo of Joshua Johnson at Capitol Reef National Park Photo of Julia Schwarz at Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Photo of Sevon Geil at Big Thicket National Preserve Photo of William Hudacek at Gateway National Recreation Area
The GIP program responds to requests by park and central office staff for short-term assistance with geologic research, resource management, inventory, monitoring, and interpretive projects.

Last Updated: December 15, 2014