“ProRanger Philadelphia” is an academic and technical skills training and paid internship program that is cooperatively administered by the National Park Service and Temple University. The program was established to recruit, train and employ law enforcement park rangers for the National Park Service. Upon graduation from Temple University and successfully completing the ProRanger program, participants are placed in a permanent career tenure law enforcement park ranger position with the National Park Service.
Upon acceptance into the ProRanger Philadelphia program, a ProRanger trainee
will become part of a experiential learning cohort made up of between 12 and 20
fellow trainees. The cohort will annually enroll in a one credit course at
Temple University that focuses on learning about the mission and functions of
the National Park Service, the role of law enforcement in National Parks and the
reflective National Park experiences of the cohort group.
During the non-academic summer periods between the freshmen / sophomore and
sophomore / junior years, the ProRanger Philadelphia trainee will be assigned to
a National Park area and will be employed as a seasonal National Park Service
During the non-academic period between the junior / senior year, the
ProRanger trainee will be enrolled in the 10 week Seasonal Law Enforcement
Training Program (SLETP) held at Temple University.
For more information on the program click here for the ProRanger Philadelphia page.
Click here for coverage on the program by the College of Liberal Arts (April 2, 2010).
Click here for the Proranger Philadelphia Blog
Links to news coverage
August 17, 2010/Federal News Radio (Washington, DC)
Click here for a drive-time report on one of Washington, D.C.'s top AM stations highlighted the partnership between the National Park Service and Temple University that created ProRanger Philadelphia.
August 16, 2010/CNNMoney.com
Click here for an online story about the ProRanger program which introduced readers to the National Park Service's career development challenges. Rachel Brown, director of Temple's Career Center, was interviewed.
August 16, 2010/WHYY-FM
Click here for WHYY report Elizabeth Fielder, who
visited Valley Forge National Historical Park to interview Temple student interns on the final day of their 2010 summer internships. The report aired as a local cut-in during NPR's "Morning Edition."
August 15-23, 2010/
Baltimore Sun, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas), Fresno Bee, Raleigh News and Observer (North Carolina), and The State (South Carolina)
The ProRanger Philadelphia interns at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine were the subject of a front-page story in the Sun. A day later, the same story ran on the front page of the Local section of the Washington Post. It was then distributed nationally. Click here for this coverage which includes a photo gallery.
August 11, 2010/Washington Post
Washington Post columnist Joe Davidson, author of the influential and widely read "Federal Diary" column covering federal employment, visited Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore to spend time with ProRanger interns Owen McDaniel and Lytia Solomon. Click here for this coverage which includes a photo gallery.