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ProRanger Program


Teambuilding activity, ProRangers leaning on each other


Application Submission Deadline October 10th 2016


Want to learn more?

Stop by one of our upcoming information sessions! Ranger Fernandez will be there to answer questions and give a brief introduction to the program.

  • Wednesday, September 28,
    Student Center Room 220 10:00am -1:00pm
  • Friday, September 30,
    Tyler School of Art B-04 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday, October 4,
    Student Center Room 220 10:00am -1:00pm
  • Thursday, October 6,
    Student Center Room 220 10:00am -1:00pm
  • Friday, October 7,
    Student Center Room 220 10:00am -1:00pm


SLETP Graduation picture with graduating cadets saluting the US flag

What is the ProRanger Program?

The ProRanger Philadelphia Program is an academic and technical skills training and 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. National Park Service Law Enforcement Rangers are sworn, commissioned law enforcement officers whose duties include detection, investigation and apprehension of persons responsible for criminal activity as well as protecting parks' natural and cultural resources, educating the public and providing public safety services.

After successfully graduating from Temple University and meeting all program requirements and program standards, ProRangers are eligible for non-competitive conversion to a position as a Law Enforcement Ranger within the National Park Service. Students must apply for positions and be selected under the applicable hiring authority. There is no guarantee that a position will be obtained; however, it may be noted that all previous students who have successfully completed the program have obtained employment within the National Park Service.

Selected ProRangers will become part of an experiential learning cohort of 12 to 20 trainees. The program consists of the following elements:

  • Completing of the Certificate in National Park Service Management, six course (15 credit) academic certificate program as part of the Temple University bachelor's degree
  • Completing two summer internships at parks
  • Graduating from Temple University's federally accredited seasonal law enforcement training program
  • Participation in monthly programs and activities
  • Adherence to all NPS medical and physical fitness standards and program performance and conduct standards