The following is a blog entry from one of our ProRangers, Connor Caruso, who spent this summer interning at Christiansted National Historic Site (CHRI). You can find more adventures from Connor and the other ProRangers over at the intern blog.
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Throughout the year we will be promoting pieces from the ProRanger Intern Archives, these are meant to be a day in the life of our interns. These pieces have been trimmed and edited to fit into this format. In the summer of 2018, our Intern Josh Leahy spent his internship at Badlands National Park for the most part. He also made a quick side trip to Mount Rushmore to expand his horizons and get a feel for a different park, train with the Rangers there and share his experiences with us.
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Participation in the ProRanger Program is a serious commitment. It requires significant investment of time and effort during your academic studies that will pay off in a rich and rewarding career as a U.S. Park Ranger.
Before you apply
Participation in the ProRanger Program is a serious commitment. It requires a significant investment of time and effort during your academic studies that will pay off in a rich and rewarding career as a U.S. Park Ranger.
Undergraduate Certificate Program
University College, in consultation with the National Park Service, has developed a certificate program in National Park Service Management that provides extensive opportunities for academic study, training and development. The certificate also provides internship placement as preparation for a career in National Park Service law enforcement and in other areas related to park service management and other related careers.
Eligibility Requirements and Program Standards
Students accepted as ProRangers will be expected to meet the program's personal, academic, physical fitness and technical training requirements and to participate in associated activities.
Eligibility Requirements include:
Must be a U.S. Citizen; males must be registered with the selective service
Must be a Temple student and maintain a cumulative and program GPA of 2.75. (Information for potential transfer students)
Frequently Asked Questions:
Since its inception in 1916, the National Park Service (NPS) has been dedicated to the preservation and management of the country's most outstanding natural, historical and recreational resources. Today, the NPS encompasses over 400 sites across the United States and in American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
What is the ProRanger Program?
ProRanger Philadelphia is an academic and technical skills training and internship program that is cooperatively administered by the National Park Service and Temple University. The program was established to train and expose to students to the career field of a law enforcement park ranger.