Student Member Benefits

For full or part-time students studying park and recreation curricula who are not employed as a full-time professional in the field. 

For just $50, you get all these great benefits and more:

  • Network with professionals and your peers on NRPA Connect, through the Young Professional Network, at conferences and schools, and through volunteer opportunities.
  • The NRPA Career Center will help you jump start your career by providing the best job opportunities and resources to help you get your foot in the door.
  • Learn from the best and brightest in the field and receive discounted pricing on education programs, webinars, and online learning.
  • Take advantage of complimentary registration to the NRPA Annual Conference, the largest gathering of parks and recreation professionals under one roof.
  • Annual scholarships are available to students, as well as discounts on Intern Liability Insurance.
  • Become part of the movement with timely advocacy resources. Learn about policy issues impacting parks and recreation and what you can do to advance the field.

See a full list of benefits.




This year is NRPA's 50th anniversary and we are celebrating in style at the 2015 NRPA Annual Conference in Las Vegas! To honor such a momentous occasion, the Young Professional Network is planning a "virtual" road trip out West. They’ll start at the 2014 Conference in Charlotte, NC and will “visit” COAPRT- accredited schools along the way highlighting the academic programs and their outstanding park and recreation students and unique events. A chronicle of the road trip will be featured on the NRPA blog, Open Space.