Cave Tours Closed for Season
Cave Tours are closed for the winter. Tours will resume April 26, 2014. All trails on the monument remain open.
Crews are removing brush along highway 46 beginning in the lower parking lot and moving down the highway. Work is scheduled to last until April 20, 2014; expect delays.
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.
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 InternshipsWe 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?
The Pileated Woodpecker is the largest North American woodpecker. Funny, mischief making cartoon character Woody Woodpecker, was inspired by this bird. Other birds need this species for survival. They will use the holes or cavities the Pileated drills as nests, winter shelter, and a way to get at food inside trees that is otherwise hidden.