Areas closed or newly opened
Childs Park opens May 25. Dingmans Falls, Blue Mt Lakes/Skyline and unpaved Old Mine roads are open. STILL CLOSED PA: Mt. Minsi spur trails closed due to falcon nesting; Hornbecks & Adams Trails closed; McDade Trail closed trail miles 24.5 to 27.5 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?
... chief causes of water fatalities on the Delaware River are: (1) swimming without a lifejacket (PFD); (2) trying to swim across the river; and (3) swimming after drinking alcohol. Wear a pfd on and in the river. Swim at lifeguarded beaches. NEVER TRY TO SWIM ACROSS THE RIVER! More...