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Two-Year Program  |  Applications for 2023-24 Academic Year are now closed. 

Application for 2024-2025 Academic Year will open August 2024.

Each fall, the Yosemite Leadership Program accepts a new cohort of participants into the campus-based, co-curricular leadership development program. These groups are kept small intentionally to provide participants with a personal, high-quality experience in leadership development.  

Cohort meetings for first-year students occur on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:00pm. Wilderness and team-building activities occur on weekends roughly once a month throughout the semester.

Due Date: August 28th 11:59PM

Online:         Apply Online


Summer Internship  |  YLPSI applications are now open! Summer Internship Applications are due by February 11th, 2024 at 11:59PM!

Each summer, the YLP provides UC Merced undergraduates the opportunity to live and work in a national park during a 12-week residential summer internship experience.  Any UC Merced student is welcome to apply whether or not you have been involved in a campus YLP cohort. As a component of students' professional development, the summer internship has a separate, rigorous application process.  So please follow the directions carefully.  

To apply: 1 letter of reference is recommended and a valid driver's license is required so do not delay on these items if you are serious about this opportunity!

2024 interships and materials:

2024 Internship Application: 2024_ylpsi_application-1.doc

2024 Internship Overview: 2024_ylpsi_overview.pdf

2024 Position Descriptions: ylpsi_position_descriptions_2024.docx

For any questions contact Sophia Basswerner at!