Making a gap year plan
The following websites are a good place to begin planning a gap year.
• idealist.org – has thousands of listings for jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities
• servenet.org – the website for Youth Service America has a “Semester of Service” program that links students with long-term service-learning opportunities. YSA also provides grants, planning tools and training for Semester of Service participants
• serve.gov – lists volunteer opportunities in your community
• thesca.org – The Student Conservation Association’s Conservation Internships for students 18 and up and its National Conservation Crews for ages 15-19 allows you to serve in various national parks throughout the country
• usajobs.gov/studentsandgrads – Lists federal internship opportunities
• adventurejobs.co – Lists outdoor and environmental jobs throughout the country