State Parks Youth Corps Application

We are not currently accepting applications for 2015. Please check back in a few weeks. Thank you for your interest in the State Parks Youth Corps.

Eligibility Guidelines

Who is eligible to participate in the Missouri State Parks Youth Corps Program?

Missourians between the ages of 17-23 at the time of application that meet the income guidelines below:

What are the income guidelines?

For all parks, except those listed below, the income eligibility is based on 80% of the estimated 2014 median family income guidelines. To participate in the program, the annual family income may not exceed the amounts listed on the attached chart for the family size and county in which the family resides. Verification of income will be requested.

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For these parks: Dr. Edmund A. Babler State Park, Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site, Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site, Castlewood State Park, Edward “Ted” and Pat Jones—Confluence Point State Park, Finger Lakes State Park, First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site, Kansas City, Missouri city parks, Mastodon State Historic Site, Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Route 66 State Park, Scott Joplin House State Historic Site, Missouri State Parks: St. Louis Area Office, St. Louis, Missouri city parks, and Thousand Hills State Park; the income eligibility is based on gross monthly income not to exceed 185% of Federal Poverty guidelines.

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Source: FFIEC census and hud estimated MSA/MD median family incomes for 2014 CRA/HMDA reports. Website:

If you don't meet the age or income eligibility, but are still interested in working in a state park or historic site, click here to learn more about other job opportunities in Missouri State Parks. For more on job opportunities throughout the state, visit