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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • Secondary Trail Closure

    As part of a settlement agreement with plaintiffs related to the designation of secondary off-road vehicle trails, all secondary off-road vehicle trails are closed until further environmental review and analysis can be completed. More »

  • October Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Committee Meeting Cancelled

    The National Park Service at Big Cypress National Preserve has cancelled the off-road Vehicle Advisory Committee meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, October 7. 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 2014-2015


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?

Airboat traveling through wet prairies.

Airboats are one of the approved ways to access remote areas of Big Cypress National Preserve. Remember, all off-road vehicle access requires a valid permit, and visitors operating ORVs need to know the legal areas they can operate.