The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) is accepting applications for the Next Generation Advisory Council for the 2023-2025 cohort. Applications are due January 15, 2023. NPCA is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing America’s National Parks for present and future generations, a mission we have worked to uphold since our founding in 1919.

What We’re Looking For- If you’re an individual between the ages of 18 and 34 who is motivated by national parks, conservation, advocacy or reflecting the voice of your generation, we encourage you to apply to be part of our Next Generation Advisory Council.

Together, the members of the council: 1) advise the organization as it relates to NPCA’s strategic plan and engagement efforts, 2) work with NPCA staff to develop content for engaging new audiences, and 3) explore opportunities to engage a broader audience in national park advocacy with an emphasis on inclusion and equity. In addition to these key focal areas, the 2023-2025 cohort of the council will have the opportunity to help shape more specific priorities. We are especially looking for candidates with experience and interest in developing partnerships with diverse organizations and communities, creating compelling and innovative content, and mobilizing a base of committed advocates, though all qualified candidates will be considered.

Although this is not a paid position, NPCA will pay for travel expenses to national and regional meetings as required by participation. Next Gen Council Members will have the chance to interact with and learn from NPCA’s talented staff, as well as members of our Board of Trustees, National Council and Regional Councils. You will be able to visit several national parks, build relationships with other national park advocates and challenge your current perspectives surrounding public lands. Most importantly, you will have the opportunity to help our national parks by building their base of support for the future.

Please visit NPCA’s Next Generation Advisory Council site for more information.