Applications are being accepted by the D.C. Department of Recreation for summer jobs with the D.C. Youth Conservation Corps.

The corps is an educational and employment program federally funded through the Department of the Interior and Department of Agriculture. Participants receive between $2.90 and $3.10 an hour while working on conservation projects in national parks, forsts and other public lands.

Approximately 125 to 150 D.C. residents from 15 to 18 years old will be hired. Applicants must be physically qualified to participate fully in the program's work and training projects. Handicapped youth, who with reasonable accommodation can perform the essential functions of the Y.C.C. program, are also eligible.

Applicants must have or be able to get a work permit and have a Social Security number. Those who have taken part in the program in previous years are not eligible.

Applications and information are available by writing to the D.C. Department of Recreation Y.C.C. Program, Room 5, 6115 Chillum Pl. NE, Washington, D.C. 20011. A stamped, self-addressed legal size envelope must accompany all written requests for applications. Applicatins will be accepted until April 25. Information is also available in junior and senior high schools and at neighborhood recreation centers.