Childs Park opens Thursday, May 23. Dingmans Falls Visitor Center opens Saturday May 25, and will be open Friday, Saturday, Sunday the rest of the summer. The road to Dingmans Falls is open but is single lane at one point and NO BUSES or RVs ARE ALLOWED More »
Interns: Cultural Resources
Within the recreation area are also a variety of Cultural Resources: a 19th-century historic village, an array of historic structures, and more than 400 archeological sites that record 10,000 years of continuous human habitation in the Delaware Valley.
Architectural projects currently include documenting historic structures through measured drawings and photographs and researching and writing a draft nomination for the National Register.
Curatorial projects include cataloging museum objects, conducting inventory, organizing storage, re-housing archival photographs and museum objects, archival research on historic furnishings, and developing temporary exhibits.
Archeological projects involve assisting with archeological investigations, testing, lab and curatorial work.
For more information on Cultural Resource internships, please contact the park archeological technician at (570) 588-6021. (e-mail)
Interested candidates should send a cover letter with a current resume and college transcript to the attention of Cultural Resource Internships at:
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
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?
... that the reservoir of the proposed Tocks Island Dam would have inundated 30 miles of the Delaware River and 30,000 acres of its river valley (now part of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.) The defeat of the dam was an early victory of the environmental movement in this country. More...