Volunteer Student Service Program
The purpose of the Volunteer Student Service (VSS) Program is to provide educational experience for selected students, and to provide NPS with increased student volunteers who are able to contribute to the mission of NPS, while learning about the role of NPS in education and research in support of national security.
Applications may be of a general-interest nature (i.e. the prospective student does not know where he or she will be working) or specific to a particular NPS School, Department, Institute, or Center.
The volunteer assignment process will attempt to match qualified applicants to available opportunities. However, there may not be enough opportunities to accommodate all applicants.
1. The volunteer must be a student (defined as an individual who is enrolled not less than half-time, in a high school, trade school, technical or vocational institute, junior college, college, university, or comparably recognized educational institution)
Students interested in volunteering at NPS must submit a complete VSS Program application, which consists of the following:
Scan the form and other application requirements into one PDF file, labeled with your last name.
If the application is a general-interest or the volunteer has not made contact with the specific school, department, etc… the package should be submitted directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the applicant has made contact with the opportunity sponsor, the application should be submitted through the opportunity sponsor.