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World Heritage Scholarships in U.S. National Parks

Monday, 27 April 2009
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As part of a commitment to sharing its expertise, the US National Park Service (NPS) is offering training opportunities to qualified candidates who wish to learn from the US experience in managing and protecting World Heritage Sites.  All expenses paid extended residencies in US parks designated as World Heritage Sites will be available to site managers and staff of World Heritage Sites in developing nations. 

The training opportunity will allow selected individuals to work alongside NPS professionals in a variety of areas including resource management, concessions, interpretation and education, planning, and law enforcement.  The NPS Office of International Affairs, in cooperation with park partners, will pay for and arrange for travel to the US, while individual host parks will provide housing and a modest living stipend.

Candidates should be English speakers willing to spend a minimum of 6 weeks in the US.  Residencies of up to 4 months can be arranged.  The Office of International Affairs will assist each selected individual in securing the appropriate visa to allow entry to the United States.

For more information, please contact Stephen Morris, at Stephen_morris@nps.gov

or Jon Putnam, at jonathan_putnam@nps.gov