Olympic Hot Springs Road Closed
The Elwha Valley's Olympic Hot Springs Road is closed to public entry beyond the Altair Campground during removal of the Glines Canyon Dam. Olympic Hot Springs is not accessible from the Elwha.
Internships at Olympic National Park provide an unparalled opportunity to learn new skills and gain professional experience in the fields of cultural resource management, natural resource management, resource education, resource protection and maintenance. Whether you are monitoring spotted owls, leading educational programs or rehabilitating a trail in the backcountry, you will work alongside experienced park staff. Internships are usually between eight and fourteen weeks long and are primarily offered during the summer months. All interns are provided with a small stipend and park housing is sometimes available.
These PDFs explain the requirements, commitment, and timeframe of volunteer internships: Elwha Revegetation Internship, Fire Crew Internship, Fisher Internship, Spotted Owl Crew Internship, Trail Crew Internship, Wilderness Information Center Internship, Wilderness Backcountry Ranger Internship, and Wilderness Revegetation Internship.
NOTE: Olympic opens recruitment for these positions at specific times during the season. Please scroll down this page to see internships for which we are currently accepting applications.
Visit Washington National Park's Fund to donate to Olympic National Park's youth programs.
Did You Know?
Fishers (members of the weasel family, related to minks and otters) were reintroduced to Olympic National Park in 2008-10. They are native to the forests of Washington, including the Olympic Peninsula, but disappeared due to overtrapping in the late 1800s/early 1900s and habitat loss.