The ProRanger Philadelphia program 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 graduating from Temple University and successfully completing the ProRanger Philadelphia 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 an experiential learning cohort of 12 to 20 trainees. During the summer periods, the ProRanger Philadelphia trainee will be assigned to a National Park area and will be employed as a seasonal National Park Service employee. Trainees will also participate in an academic course that accompanies the internship. The final experience as a ProRanger trainee is the Seasonal Law Enforcement Professional Development Program at Temple University.