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    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

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  • Valley Bridle Trail Partial Closure

    A section of the Valley Bridle Trail is closed across from the Brandywine Golf Course. There is no estimate of when this section will be open. Please observe all trail closures. More »

  • Plateau Trail Partial Closure

    The outer loop of the Plateau Trail is closed at the Valley Picnic Area junction for bridge repair. The bridge is now unsafe for pedestrian traffice due to accelerated erosion around the base. More »

  • Bald Eagle Closure in Effect Until July 31, 2014

    Returning bald eagles are actively tending to last year's nest within the Pinery Narrows area in CVNP. To protect the eagles from human disturbance, the area surrounding the nest tree will be closed until July 31, 2014. More »

  • Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) Bridge Construction Closures

    Rockside and Canal Visitor Center boarding sites will be closed through Apr 27. From Jan 18 - Mar 16, CVSR will operate between Akron Northside and Brecksville stations. From Mar 22 - Apr, CVSR will operate between Akron Northside and Peninsula. More »

  • Do Not Feed the Waterfowl and Birds!

    Many people enjoy feeding waterfowl and birds, but the effects of this seemingly generous act can be harmful. Regular feeding can cause: unatural behavior, pollution, overcrowding, delayed migration, and poor nutrition and disease.

  • Closure on Fishing Will Remain in Effect for Virginia Kendall Lake

    Due to the government shutdown, we were unable to survey the fish community in VK Lake as scheduled. Our survey partners (ODNR) will not be able to get into the lake until early spring of 2014. Therefore, the closure on fishing will remain in effect. More »

Internships

Electro Fishing

Electrofishing is a method to survey fish populations. These interns are working for the Resource Management Division of CVNP.

NPS


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 internships are in order by start date:


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.

Did You Know?

Historic photo of canal boat on the Ohio & Erie Canal.

Lock 27 along the Ohio & Erie Canal became known as Johnnycake Lock after several boats ran aground due to flooding. While stranded, supplies ran low and canal passengers and crew ate only corn meal pancakes, known as "johnnycakes".