• Speleothems in Miller's Chapel.

    Oregon Caves

    National Monument Oregon

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  • Road Work, Expect Delays

    ODOT will be preparing highway 46 for asphalt patching. Please use caution when traveling between the monument and Grayback Campground. Various work will be from continue until July 31, 2014.

  • Watch for Wildlife

    Please be on the lookout for fawns on the section of Caves Highway around Caves Campground! There is at least one very young one that is using the pavement as his transportation corridor.

Student Internships

Student Conservation Association

Student Conservation Association

Student Conservation Association (SCA)

SCA provides students with exciting and challenging work in national parks and monuments, forests, wildlife refuges, and wild lands managed by non-profit conservation organizations. Oregon Caves offers SCA internships in environmental education and resource management. SCA interns live in dormitory-style housing and receive a stipend. Read more about stipends and the application process at www.thesca.org.

 
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A GeoCorps intern uses a Brunton compass to measure geological features in the cave.

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GeoCorps

Geocorps is a program sponsored by the Geological Society of America (GSA) through the National Park Service, National Forests, and BLM Lands. A GeoCorps internship is a rewarding position for students and people at various levels in their geological career. You must be a GSA member to apply.

This internship is offered each summer and provides experience in interpretation and resource management. GeoCorps interns usually have one major project, often a study of some aspect of the geology, hydrology, or soil at the Monument, which they complete along with scheduled interpretive programs and environmental monitoring.

A good candidate for the job is someone who is passionate about geology, interested in expanding their knowledge of the natural resources of the monument, and likes to interface with the public.

Other Internships

We can integrate other student opportunities into the Volunteers-in-Parks program. If there is an internship or coursework at your school that you want to complete at Oregon Caves, give us a call at (541) 592-2100 or send an inquiry by e-mail.

Did You Know?

Horse riders rode about 12 miles to Cave Camp located next to the entrance of Oregon Caves.

Up until 1922 the only way to get to Oregon Caves was on a 12 mile trail from the town of Williams, Oregon. Once at Oregon Caves visitors explored the cave and spent the night at a camp outside the entrance to the cave.