Closures for Winter
December 2, 2013- Acadia is now in winter mode. Most of Park Loop Road, including Cadillac Mountain Road, is closed. Still open is the Ocean Drive section, from Schooner Head overlook to Otter Cliff Road, and Jordan Pond area via Jordan Pond Road. More »
Education Intern Matt Kessler
June 7, 2012
Why did you become an education intern at Acadia? Was the intern experience what you were expecting? Were there any surprises?
I was looking all over for an internship to satisfy a school requirement, and Acadia was my best offer.
What did you learn from your internship at Acadia? What did you enjoy the most?
I learned a lot about working with kids. I didn't have much experience with that before. I enjoyed the programs, especially the tidepools.
What recommendations do you have for future interns?
I recommend that future interns be more proactive than I was in seeking out side projects.
Has this experience influenced your future path?
I want to get a job with the NPS or a different interpretation job.
What impressed you about Acadia National Park and the National Park Service?
I was impressed by the living arrangements at HQ, because I was able to meet people from all different areas of the park.
Did You Know?
Saint Croix Island International Historic Site is a National Park Service site located within three hours of Acadia. Saint Croix commemorates the first French attempt at a permanent settlement in N. America. Explore the mainland site with an interpretive trail featuring bronze statues and waysides. More...