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NPS to offer students summer jobs

The National Park Service is offering young men and women the opportunity to join the Youth Conservation Corps and work for the service during an eight-week summer program.

The students must be between 15 and 18 who are permanent residents of the United States.

During the term of employment, applicants must be at least 15 years old and not have reached 19.

The employees will be paid U. S. minimum wage of $7.25 per hour for a 40-hour work week. Candidates will participate in outdoor repair projects with the maintenance division.

During the eight weeks, the students will also work with adults on learning how to construct their resumes for future job applications.

Joseph Randall, administrative officer for Tuskegee Institute, said the program is a great way for the young adults to get hands on experience and build their resumes for the future while also earning some money over the summer.

“That’s one of the perks of the program is to give them on the job experience for their resumes,” Randall said. “We pay them … and give them gainful employment over the summer.”

Applications are available online at www.nps.gov/gettinginvolved/youthprograms/ycc and all four National Park Service locations.

The locations are the Selma Interpretive Center, Lowndes Interpretive Center, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site and Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site. For more information, call (334) 877-1983.

The jobs will only be at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site and Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site.

Applications must be turned in by May 15.