Bears are active in Grand Teton
Black and grizzly bears are roaming throughout the park--near roads, trails and in backcountry areas. Hikers and backcountry users are advised to travel in groups of three or more, make noise and carry bear spray. Visitors must stay 100 yards from bears. More »
Area closure in effect for trails in the Jenny Lake Area
A temporary area closure will be in effect for several trails in the Jenny Lake area due to construction activities involving helicopter-assisted transport of heavy material. The closure will last from October 27 through October 30, and possibly longer. More »
Multi-use Pathway Closures
Intermittent closures of the park Multi-use Pathway System will occur through mid-October during asphalt sealing and safety improvement work. Pathway sections will reopen as work is completed. Follow the link for a map and more information. More »
Moose-Wilson Road Status
The Moose-Wilson Road between the Death Canyon Road and the Murie Center Road is currently open to all traffic. The road may re-close at any time due to wildlife activity. For current road conditions call 307-739-3682. More »
Interpretive interns deal directly with park visitors answering questions at visitor centers and providing trip planning help at an information desk, researching, preparing and presenting short guided walks and talks, presenting evening campfire talks, leading children's programs, providing information to individuals you may encounter on trails or at overlooks and completing a wide variety of special projects. Work in other park divisions such as administration, resource management, visitor protection, and maintenance may be available to round out the internship. Interns work 5 days per week, 8 hours per day and receive a compensation of $7.25/hr. Housing is provided with rent deducted from pay.
Applicants must be college students or graduates, with a solid academic background in a declared major field of study such as natural or physical sciences, history, education, communications, natural or cultural interpretation, or recreation and resource management. An interest or experience in natural or cultural interpretation or environmental education would be helpful, but is not required. Applicants should have a strong interest in resource preservation and management, an ability to communicate ideas effectively, and enthusiasm for sharing knowledge with others.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, detailed resume which lists education, work experience, hobbies and other interests, and the names and contact information of at least three references. College students or graduates should also include a college transcript. The application deadline for summer internships is March 1. Summer positions begin in May and typically last at least 14 weeks. For additional information or to send us your application materials e-mail us.
Did You Know?
Did you know that until the 1890s no one had settled on the west bank of the Snake River in the central part of Jackson Hole? William “Bill” Menor built a ferry at Moose to shuttle patrons across the river, the only reliable crossing point between Wilson and Moran.