• Photo of the Beaver Marsh by Jeffrey Gibson.

    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio


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Interns Claire, Audrey, Lucy, and Theresa collect native seeds to be grown in the native nursery. These interns are working for the Resource Management Division of CVNP.


Internships are a great way to gain practical experience; apply classroom learning; explore career options related to outdoor education, park management, recreation, natural and cultural resource management, and non-profit management; gain professional skills and self-confidence; and establish connections and build a network of professional contacts.

Current Internships in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
There are a variety of internships available in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Please click on the internship names for the full position description and application information. Note: The application process and application form is not the same for all internships.

For additional information, please contact Volunteer and Internship Coordinator Jamie Walters at jwalters@forcvnp.org or 330-657-2142.

The following current internship/s are in order by start date:

Spring 2015 Field Instructor
· Now to August
· Multiple Positions Available

Canalway Questing Intern
· May to August

Guest Services Intern
· May to August

Law Enforcement Legal Assistant
· May to August

Visual Communication Intern- Cuyahoga River Water Trail·
· May to August

Trailblazer Program Assistant
· May to August

Volunteer Services Intern
· May to August

Lead Summer Camp Counselor
· June to August·
· Multiple Positions Available

Summer Camp Counselor
· June to August
Multiple Positions Available

Summer Teaching Intern
· June to August

Field Instructors
· August 2015 - June 2016
· Multiple Positions Available

Native Plant Nursery Intern
· August to December
· Open to Kent State Students Only
· Due Date: May 15

Student Conservation Association:
If you are not finding exactly what you are looking for in an internship at Cuyahoga Valley National Park, take a look at what the Student Conservation Association (SCA) has to offer all over the United States. The SCA provides individuals ages 18 and older with hands-on conservation service opportunities in virtually every field imaginable, from tracking grizzlies through the Tetons to restoring desert ecosystems and teaching environmental education at Washington, D.C.'s Urban Tree House. If you are looking for High School Programs, for ages 15-19, explore SCA's National Conservation Crews or Community Programs. Field Leader staff positions for those 21 and older are seasonal or year-round. Visit www.thesca.org for current positions.

More Resources for Internships:

  • You can select one or more national parks that interest you and contact them directly.
  • If you are interested in an internship dealing with cultural resources, such as history, archeology, curation and museums, or historic architecture, please visit the National Council for Preservation Education at PreserveNet for more information.

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