Virginia State Parks looking to hire about 1,000 seasonal employees

Sunset on the Appalachian Trail across the White top Mountain and the Grayson Highlands in the Mount Rogers area. (Virginia State Park/Twitter)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - Virginia’s state parks are looking to hire about 1,000 employees to help manage the parks during the busy summer season this year.

From park interpreter to housekeeper, seasonal jobs are available in all 37 parks across the state.

Some of the job qualify under AmeriCorps, which qualifies employees for education incentives and a stipend. The parks are looking to hire anyone from teenagers to senior citizens.

Summer internships for college students hoping to become park rangers are also available. The deadline to apply for an internship is March 1.

The parks are expected to attract more than 5 million visitors between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

To see a full list of available jobs along with employment benefits, visit the state parks website here.

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