A Veteran’s Account of the National Park Service Business Plan Internship (NPS BPI)

2020-10-26

By Keith Caton, NPS Business Plan Internship Consultant '18

“It felt natural coming from the military... I think other veterans will find that too in their summer”

The National Park Service (NPS) is an agency of the United States federal government that manages all U.S. national parks, many American national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. The NPS is charged with a dual role of preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment.

The National Parks Business Plan Internship (NPS BPI) is an 11-week consulting internship available to graduate students who are currently enrolled in business, public policy, environmental management, public administration, and related programs with one year left until graduation. Participants work the National Park Service regional office or in national parks across the country where they lead strategic projects that impact the long-term health of these vital American resources.

Today we are interviewing Keith Caton, a Veteran and 2018 NPS BPI alumni, about his experience during the NPS BPI program, how his background as a Veteran set him up for success and the most valuable skills he gained his BPI summer.

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