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If you have a few months to spare, working a temporary or seasonal job at a national park is a chance to get up-close-and-personal with some of the country’s most scenic natural beauty. Most provide housing, but sparse pay. From Park Ranger to Fire Tower Lookout, the jobs are as varied as the locations.

Sound interesting? Here’s 7 sites to check out:

To meet the needs of visitors and help manage and protect park resources, the National Park Service hires approximately 10,000 temporary and seasonal employees annually.

Coolworks and About.com have compiled a listing of the best National Park jobs, from Mount Rushmore to The Grand Canyon, plus other useful information to help you with your job search.

A+ Summer Jobs is aimed at recent college graduates. Requires free membership to access employer info.

Also geared toward students is the SCA, or Student Conservation Association. Interns are hired to protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces in all 50 states.

Yellowstone National Park hires about 3,500 seasonal employees each year from all 50 states and 35 countries around the globe.

Interested in cultural preservation? The Preservation Directory lists opportunities in historic preservation, building restoration, museum employment, architecture, urban planning, and other related fields.

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