Access at seashore locations
The stairs at Nauset Light Beach in Eastham are closed due to storm damage. Herring Cove North Lot in Provincetown sustained damage resulting in closure of multiple parking spaces. The Nauset Marsh Trail bridge was destroyed in a 2012 storm. More »
ARLC Internship and Fellowship Opportunities
Internships can be available almost any time of year, but most are designed to fit within the summer break to accommodate students. If you're interested in an internship at the Cape Cod National Seashore, look for opportunities advertised through SCA. If you are interested in a volunteer based internship and are able to make a 24-hour per week commitment, send your CV and list of courses taken to the Atlantic Research & Learning Center.
Photo courtesy of Erin Hilley
Proposals will be accepted for research in the broad areas of the natural and social sciences. Topics of interest include terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem processes, biotic and abiotic ecosystem components, cultural and natural resource management, and the political and social implications of resource protection and management.
The amount of the fellowship varies from year to year. Housing may also be available to fellowship recipients while research is being conducted in the park. Laboratory equipment and field equipment may be available as well. To see a list of previous recipients and their project titles, click here. To download an application, click here.
For 2014, the fellowship proposals will be accepted until April 15. Decisions will be made by the fellowship committee in late-April.
Other Fellowship Opportunities
EPA Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship - A nationwide, competitive grant program for graduate students pursuing environmental studies. Up to 37,000 US dollars per year of support. Sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency.
NERRS Graduate Research Fellowship -
Photo by Naomi Blinick
Volunteers play an integral role every year at Cape Cod National Seashore and in National Parks throughout America. The roles that volunteers fill at CACO are numerous and varied. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering please visit our official Volunteer web page.
If you are a college or university student from another country, work for another country's park agency, or have a background in environmental or cultural related fields, and might be interested in volunteering for the U.S. National Park Service - we want to hear from you! International Volunteers at CACO can expect to gain unparalleled experience in one of America's most treasured landscapes. For more information, please visit the NPS International Volunteer in Parks page.
Did You Know?
Cape Cod National Seashore is one of the most important nesting areas for the federally-threatened Piping Plover. Abundant in the 19th century, the beach-nesting Piping Plover declined in the 20th century, but have begun to recover as a result of active protection and visitor education.