• Views from Penobscot Mountain summit.


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  • Temporary Road Closure

    A section of the Western Mtn Road in Southwest Harbor will be closed until 8/18 while park crews replace a culvert with a new fish-friendly open bottom culvert. For more information and a map visit our Getting Around Page. More »

  • Trail Closure: Gorge Path weekdays, 7 am - 4 pm

    The section of the Gorge Path between the Hemlock Path intersection and the A. Murray Young Trail intersection is closed until rehabilitation work is completed. The closure will be in effect Mondays through Fridays only, from 7 am to 4 pm.

Youth Job Opportunities

Volunteer looks out over coast with binoculars
Interns perform many different duties at the park, including monitoring wildlife.
NPS/Todd Edgar

Summer job hunting? If you enjoy being outside and working with people, your search is over! Acadia National Park has several options for students in high school and college, and even for recent graduates. Pay varies for each position and uniforms are provided.

Acadia Youth Conservation Corps (AYCC)
High School (15-18 year olds)
Join a team of high school students to improve Acadia's trails and carriage roads, reconstruct stonework, clear vistas, cut wood, and help out where needed. The AYCC program runs from mid-June to early August. This is a non-residential program. Park housing is not provided. For more information, contact the trails shop at 207-288-8760.

Park Ranger
High School, College, and Beyond
Wear the uniform, guide visitors to the coolest parts of the park, and answer questions at the visitor center and nature center. Students are generally hired by March and work during the summer season. For more information, contact the visitor center supervisor at 207-288-8820.

National Park Service Interns
High School, College, and Beyond
Work with park staff to give education programs for kids and help monitor animals and plants. For more information about becoming an education intern, visit the volunteer and internship opportunities page or contact the education district coordinator at 207-288-8812.

Student Conservation Association Interns
College and Beyond
Assist with ranger-led programs or work with the fire staff as you become part of this special group of 3,000 volunteers across the country. For more information, visit the Student Conservation Association website.

Friends of Acadia Ridge Runners and Recreation Technician
College and Beyond
Hike Acadia's challenging trails while educating hikers about "Leave No Trace" principles, performing light trail maintenance, and carrying out trail censuses and other park research. These programs are run by Friends of Acadia. For more information, visit their website.

Take advantage of these fun summer jobs today!

Did You Know?

A Passamaquoddy birchbark basket with the image of a moose on it

The Passamaquoddy Kit is an educational tool for teachers to help teach students about Passamaquoddy culture in Maine. The kit is a collaboration between the Abbe Museum and Acadia National Park staff.