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Two-Year Program

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 2018-19 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 22-23.

Applications for Fall 2018 are open!   

Online:         Apply Online


Summer Internship:  Application Closed until Spring 2019.

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. 

Example application and position descriptions below:

Application:  2017_ylpsi_application.pdf

Position Descriptions:   updated 2017 descriptions

Submission instructions are on the last page of the application.