Dunes National Lakeshore has jobs for 11 teenagers this summer, the
National Park Service said today.
Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program is a work-learn-earn program for
15-18 year-olds. Deadline to apply is May 4, 2013.
are paid $7.25 an hour for the 40-hour work week. The program runs from
June 9 to August 17, and applicants should be prepared to work the entire
length of the program. Youth jobs include working as part of a crew to do
a variety of manual labor tasks, normally outdoors. The crews perform work
such as staining, painting, and caulking the exterior of park buildings
and work as grounds maintenance (mowing grass, picking up trash) and
experience is necessary. Participants will be selected by random draw from
the pool of applications.
Lakeshore Superintendent Constantine Dillon invited all interested
teenagers to apply. “This is a great chance for local youths to become
involved in their national park and earn some money,” Dillon said. “It’s
an opportunity for youths to work outside in the beauty of the National
Lakeshore and learn more about the area they live in.”
be eligible participants must be U.S. citizens and 15 years old before
June 9 but not turn 19 before August 17, the ending date of the program.
YCC application form is available through high school guidance offices or
from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Human Resources Office at (219)
395-1721. The forms are also available on the National Lakeshore website