• A mid-afternoon veiw down the expanse of Isle Royale National Park.  Photo taken from the Mount Ojibway Fire Tower.

    Isle Royale

    National Park Michigan

Volunteer

2005 AmeriCorp trail crew with park team leader.
2005 AmeriCorp trail crew with park team leader.
National Park Service
 

If living and working on a remote roadless island surrounded by the largest freshwater lake in the world appeals to you, consider a volunteer or internship at Isle Royale National Park.

Summer positions are available in the Division of Resource and Visitor Protection, Interpretation and Cultural Resources, Natural Resources, and Maintenance. Work may require travel throughout the park's backcountry, so camping, backpacking, and small boat handling experience is desirable. The time commitment for most of these positions is 12 weeks, full-time (40 hours/week). For position descriptions, click here. To apply for a volunteer position at Isle Royale National Park, click here. For information on volunteering with the National Park Service, click here. For information on participating in a wolf-moose research expedition, click here. For other Federal volunteer positions, click here.

Each year the park hires two Conservation Interns through the Student Conservation Association. These interns serve on the northeast side of the island at the Rock Harbor Visitor Center or on the southwest side at the Windigo Visitor Center. If you are 18 years of age or older, and wish to serve as a Conservation Intern through the Student Conservation Association, click here.

 
2008 Volunteer crew restores the site of the park's Artist-in-Residence Program.
Volunteer group restores the Artist-in-Residence Cabin.
John Dunn

Did You Know?

Areal view of the Island's northshore.

Isle Royale was designated as a Biosphere Reserve on February 17, 1981. It is part of a program designed to protect examples of the different ecosystems of the world and to encourage research. It was chosen for its unspoiled nature and represents the northern lake forest biome.