• Fulmer Falls at George W. Childs Park

    Delaware Water Gap

    National Recreation Area NJ,PA

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  • Hornbecks Creek Trail Partial Closure

    The trail is closed between the first and second waterfall; a portion of the trail has sloughed off, causing a hazardous condition. The first waterfall is accessible from the 209 trailhead and the second waterfall is accessible from Emory Road.

  • River Road Closure

    Starting on Monday, September 8, River Road will be closed from Park Headquarters to Smithfield Beach while contractors complete pavement repairs. Access to Smithfield Beach will still be possible. More »

Interns: Interpretation and Education

Interns in Interpretation & Education will have opportunities to use and improve oral and written communication skills in their daily interactions and through formal and informal visitor contacts, program presentation, and exhibit development.

A portion of the intern's time will be spent at visitor centers where duties include providing information, directions, and orientation to visitors and selling bookstore items and NPS passes. Interns also present formal interpretive programs including campfire programs, guided hikes, Junior Ranger programs, costumed living history demonstrations and tours, waterfall walks, and curriculum-based education programs. Each intern will be responsible for researching and developing at least one new interpretive program and an exhibit.

Interns have been hired in a voluntary capacity or as paid seasonal employees; the distinguishing feature of an intern's service is work that merits planned academic credit, rather than monetary compensation.

Candidates for interpretive work should be familiar with a variety of outdoor recreational activities; interns may be required to lead guided hikes of up to 5 miles over steep and rugged terrain in hot weather.

For more information on Interpretation & Education internships, please contact the Interpretation & Education Division (e-mail) at (570) 426-2413.


Interested candidates should send a cover letter with a current resume and college transcript to the attention of Interpretation & Education Internships at:

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
1978 River Road
Bushkill PA 18324

Please be as specific as possible and include references. Graduate and undergraduate students from all majors may apply. Application packets must be received by March 15 to be considered for a spring/summer position. Applications received after that date will be considered for later positions.


The U.S. Government volunteer website lists current internship openings for this park (Search by the park's zip code: 18324), and accepts on line applications. The site also lists internship opportunites throughout the National Parks.

Did You Know?

A series of arm patches

... that Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area includes lands which once belonged to 5 New Jersey boy scout camps. Private and religious camps also flourished along the riverbanks that are now part of the park at sites such as Turn Farm PA, Coppermine Inn NJ, and Coppermine Hiking Area NJ. More...