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Two-Year Program  |  Applications for 2019-2020 are now closed.  

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.  Most cohort activities for the 2019-20 academic year will occur on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:00pm.  All participants are required to participate in a Yosemite Retreat on the weekend of September 14-15.

Applications for Fall 2019 are now closed.  Applications for the 2020-21 academic year will open summer 2020.  

Online:         Apply Online


Summer Internship:  Applications due February 9th, 2020.

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 directions carefully. Applications will be due by midnight on February 9th, 2020!

The 2020 application, internship overview, and position descriptions are below:

2020 Application:  ylpsiapp.docx

2020 Internship Overview:  2020_ylpsi_general_info_dec_20.pdf

2020 Position Descriptions:  ylpsi_positions_2020.pdf

Submission instructions are on the last page of the application.  For any questions, contact Jacob at