The Public Lands and Career Exploration (PLACE) Fellowship is a youth employment opportunity with the National Parks of Boston. The PLACE Fellowship empowers fellows with the skills and knowledge to successfully find and pursue careers that excite them, and fellows’ feedback is used to revise the program. Over the course of the fellowship, participants build a more complete understanding of career opportunities by exploring a range of regional parks and programs, learning important professional skills, and building valuable connections with park staff.

"This program has helped me realize that I have infinite job opportunities. I can choose and have a job at my age that I enjoy. I shouldn’t settle just because I get money, but work harder to find a job that I’d love - because it’s out there and I deserve it!"                                                          - Ariel, 18

Spring PLACE

Build connections and discover the diversity of career opportunities on public lands across the Northeast.


Explore careers in and around the Boston Harbor that protect our shared resources and communities as the climate changes.


If you have any questions about the application process or the future of the fellowship, please feel free to contact us:

Sophia Bass Werner -

Kristina Bergquist -


This program was coordinated by the National Parks of Boston in close partnership with Boston Harbor Now