Change in Harkers Island Visitor Center Hours
The Harkers Island Visitor Center is open Sunday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Morehead City Harbor Dredged Material Management Plan
Cape Lookout National Seashore is a cooperating agency in the Morehead City Harbor Integrated Dredged Material Management Plan being developed by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. The full plan draft can be downloaded from the following link. More »
Internships through the National Park Service are a great way to gain experience working in ecology, history, conservation, education, or law enforcement while working on your degree.
Cape Lookout National Seashore offers several internship positions in addition to the seasonal volunteer opportunities (please note: most of these seasonal volunteer positions require pairs of volunteers).
Listed below are some of the internship opportunities in each park division.
Administration -- Assist with the managerial duties of the park, including updating and maintaining data records, processing parking and visitor use permits, and other planning and operations responsibilities.
Cultural and Natural Resource Management -- Recent internships in this division have included identifying and marking sea turtle nests and observing and recording data on the wild horses on Shackleford Banks.
Interpretation -- Intern duties may include representing park and providing information in one of the visitor centers, giving pre-developed interpretive programs, and assisting visitors on climbing tours of the Cape Lookout lighthouse.
Visitor and Resource Protection -- Shadow Law Enforcement Rangers as they patrol park grounds, assist with non-law enforcement duties such as rescues, and assist resource management with wildlife sign maintenance.
As an intern you:
Additional internship opportunities may be available. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more information:
For group opportunities, check the group volunteer page.
Did You Know?
In the early 1900s, development plans were proposed for Cape Lookout. The layout had more than 3000 lots and included a railroad connecting Beaufort to the Cape Lookout Coast Guard Station. Photo courtesy of Samuel Lee Willis.