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A uniformed biologist shows off a specimen to three YCC students.
Information icon Jennifer Owen-White shares her love of wildlife with members of the Youth Conservation Corps. Photo by USFWS.

Summer employment opportunity with the Youth Conservation Corps

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The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service offers a summer youth employment program that engages young people in meaningful work experiences in national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and fish hatcheries while developing an ethic of environmental stewardship and civic responsibility.


Netting and releasing fish, building & grounds maintenance, boating, hiking, wildlife research and data collection. This is a physically demanding job with exposure to sun, rain, insects and poison ivy/oak while working in forests, marshes, and beach habitats.

Schedule and salary

Monday-Friday, from 7:30am to 4:00pm (40 hours per week) from June 11 through August 10, 2018. Students are expected to be available the entire program period. Salary is $8.25/hour paid bi-weekly via direct deposit.

Eligibility and selection

The YCC Program is open to students age 15-18 years old. Applicants must have no criminal history or antisocial behavior and provide a social security card prior to their first day of work.

Successful applicants will be selected on a random basis and will be notified by mid May.


The deadline to apply is May 4, 2018. Download the application and mail to or drop off at:

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
1601 Balboa Ave
Panama City, FL 32405

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. For more information on our work and the people who can make it happen, visit Connect with the Service on Facebook, follow our tweets, watch the YouTube Channel and download photos from Flickr.

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