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 the area around Baxter's Pinnacle
An area closure is in effect around Baxter's Pinnacle to protect nesting peregrine falcons. This closure precludes any climbs of Baxter's Pinnacle and usage of the walk-off gully. This closure will be in effect through 8-15-2013. 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 the bark on Aspen trees looks green because it contains chlorophyll? Aspen bark is photosynthetic, a process that allows a plant to make energy from the sun, and helps the tree flourish during the short growing season.