ProRanger is a new academic and internship based intake program for National Park Service Law Enforcement Rangers. This two-year program is a collaborative partnership between the San Antonio College and the NPS. ProRanger provides training and professional development during the school year and paid NPS internships during the summer. We will help you explore the NPS, develop skills and abilities and provide you with the necessary experience toward becoming a full-time NPS employee. If you are looking for a career – not just a job, if you are willing to push and challenge yourself more than the average student, if you want to be the next generation of NPS Rangers – then apply to be a ProRanger.
Applicants to ProRangers should be dedicated, serious individuals who can demonstrate their potential in and outside the classroom. To be eligible for the ProRanger program you must be:
- US citizen or national
- At least 19 years of age and no older than 37 years of age (veterans exempted)
- Enrolled student in an accredited undergraduate program (open to a wide variety of programs and certificates)
- Meet (at the conclusion of the program) medical and physical fitness standards (contact ProRanger Director for details)
- Have a favorable background check (including security clearance, drug tests and criminal history)
- Willing to make a two-year commitment to ProRangers
Requirements for Participation
- Remain in good academic standing (2.0 GPA or higher) with at least half-time course load
- Participate in the program in consecutive semesters including summer
- Participate in workshops, seminars and professional development activities during the academic year
- Participate in summer internships including professional development
- Willing to relocate and travel during summer internships
- Achieve satisfactory yearly performance reviews
The ProRanger selection process requires applicants to go to the www.usajobs.gov and apply to the ProRanger Pathways Internship position. We will post a link to the announcement and application at the end of October through early November on this website.
On December 27, 2010, President Obama created, by Executive Order 13562, Recruiting and Hiring Students and Recent Graduates also known as the Pathways Program. On July 16, 2012, the Office of Personnel Management Secretary John Berry officially launched the Pathways Programs. The Pathways Program consists of three different components; Internship Program, Recent Graduates Program and Presidential Management Fellows Program. The Pathways Internship Program, "provides students in high schools, colleges, trade schools and other qualifying educational institutions with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while completing their education" (OPM, 2013).
The ProRanger Program uses the Pathways Internship program. Our announcement will be posted on www.usajobs.gov at the end of October through early November. We will add a link to this website to the www.usajobs.gov anouncement.