National Parks Business Plan Internship

Make a lasting impact this summer and join the highly-selective summer Business Plan Internship (BPI). Use your skills and expertise to help America’s National Parks continue to thrive. Selected candidates bring their world-class finance, operations, and strategy talent into some of the most beautiful backdrops and culturally significant sites in the world. Each project’s focus varies depending upon park needs and at the end of the program, BPI Consultants present their analysis and strategic recommendations to park leadership. Recent projects have included improving park financial sustainability through innovative commercial service offerings and increasing visitor safety by optimizing Visitor & Resource Protection staff allocation through predictive analytics. For examples of past projects, check out case studies here.

Get exposure to a US government agency with over 25,000 employees. Contribute to the future of our national parks by improving the parks' operational and financial health! 

Consulting Skills

Work closely with park management to conduct strategic, operational, and financial analyses of the park. Develop and present a final strategic business plan.

Public Sector Opportunities

Successful program participants earn a non-competitive hiring status into the National Park Service for two years after completing their graduate program.

A Summer in Nature!

Spend a summer with some of the most beautiful backdrops and culturally significant sites in the world. You could start the day with sunrise surfing!

Community

Join a group of like-minded individuals, and get to know a community that is passionate about the natural environment.

We have big news! Our sister not-for-profit, the Purposeful Growth Institute (PGI), is the new official partner of the NPS BPI. CLICK HERE to visit their site and learn more about the NPS BPI 2022.