Indiana Dunes hiring youth workers for the summer

Indiana Dunes National Park has jobs open for four teenagers this summer.

The jobs are part of The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program, a work-learn-earn program for 15-18-year-olds that runs from June 6 to August 2021. Applicants should expect to work the entire length of the program.

Participants are paid $7.25 an hour for the 40-hour work week.

Youth jobs include working as part of a crew to do different manual labor tasks, usually outdoors. Crews do tasks like caulking, staining, and painting the exterior of park buildings and work in grounds maintenance, like mowing, cleaning restrooms, trail rehabilitation, and picking up trash.

No experience is necessary. Participants will be randomly selected from the pool of applications.

“This is a great chance for local youths to become involved in their national park and earn some money,” said Paul Labovitz, National Park Superintendent. “It’s an opportunity for youths to work outside in the beauty of the national park and learn more about the area they live in.”

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and 15 years old before June 6, 2021 but not turn 19 years old before August 14 to be eligible for the positions.

The YCC application can be found here, through high school guidance offices, or from the Indiana Dunes National Park Office by calling 219-395-1772.

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