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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • Annual 60-Day ORV Closure for Wheeled Vehicles

    Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, June 2, the annual 60-day recreational ORV closure for all units of the Preserve that allow for wheeled ORV access will begin. The closure will be lifted on Friday, August 1. More »

  • Secondary Trail Closure

    Effective 8/1/2014, following the 60-day recreational ORV closure, only the designated primary trails in the backcountry will be open to recreational ORV use and access. All secondary trails will remain closed on an interim basis for an additional 60-days More »

  • Campground Closure

    All campgrounds but Midway and the loop in the Bear Island Campground are closed through August 29. More »

  • Interstate 75 Mile Marker 63 Closure

    Beginning summer of 2013, the rest area and backcountry access at Mile Marker 63 will be closed due to construction. More »

Internship Opportunities

INTERNSHIPS AT BIG CYPRESS

Big Cypress offers a number of internship opportunities for students. College credit may be available through your school. Internship opportunities include education interns, visitor center interns, and interpretation interns.

Currently available internships are listed below.

 
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Intern leading interpretive program.

Interpretation Internship
Big Cypress National Preserve is currently accepting applications for the interpretation internship. This internship runs from mid November to mid April. Ptriority will be given to applicants who can commit to the full season.

Candidates should demonstrate proficiency in public speaking, computer skills, and an ability to work as part of a team. In return for 40 hours of work each week, the intern receives a uniform, housing, and envaluable work experience in a National Park Service site. Depending on funding, a weekly stipend of $150 may, or may not be available.

Please click on the following link for more information about this internship:

Interpretation internship-2013


For more information about this and other internships in the preserve, please contact the volunteer coordinator e-mail, or 239-695-1165.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information (phone, postal address, and/or email) for three references to:

Big Cypress National Preserve
Attn: Christopher Derman
33100 Tamiami Trail E
Ochopee, FL 34141

Did You Know?

Researchers gather data from a bear that was removed as a nuisance.

Do not feed wildlife within the preserve. A "fed bear is a dead bear." This bear was fed and eventually became a threat to visitor safety. Nuisance wildlife is sometimes removed, but typically does not survive.