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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • 2014 Zone 4 Closure

    Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, April 7, 2013, the Zone 4 airboat access within Big Cypress National Preserve will be closed due to low water conditions. More »

  • Turner River Closure

    Turner River is closed due to low water conditions. It is advised that visitors consider paddling Halfway Creek as an alternative. More »

  • Campground Closure

    Beginning January 27, through August 28, Burns Lake Campground will be closed to camping. It will still be accessible for day use and backcountry access, however. 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?

Alligator in the swamp.

HP Williams and Oasis Visitor Center are popular places to see alligators. The best time to see large congregations of alligators is typically January-May. Do not feed or approach wildlife.