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Interns Claire, Audrey, Lucy, and Theresa collect native seeds to be grown in the native nursery. These interns worked for the Resource Management division of Cuyahoga Valley.

Conservancy for CVNP / Sara Curtis

An internship can be a great way to get started in a park-related career. At Cuyahoga Valley you can explore career options related to outdoor education, park management, recreation, natural and cultural resource management, and non-profit management. Some of the benefits of internships include:

  • Gaining practical experience
  • Applying classroom learning
  • Gaining professional skills and self-confidence
  • Establishing connections and building a network of professional contacts

There are often a variety of internships available in the national park. Positions will be posted as they become available. You can also contact our Volunteer Management Office at


Current Internships at Cuyahoga Valley

Avian Population Monitoring Intern

Dates of internship: May 22 – August 4, 2023
Application due date: February 6, 2023

Help the park with several bird monitoring projects. The Avian Population Monitoring Intern will:

  • Collect a variety of avian-related data.
  • Assist with the management of volunteers and citizen scientists.
  • Communicate with park visitors and deliver bird-themed programs.
  • Create a report using data collected by citizen scientists monitoring Great Blue Heron heronries.
  • Create a blog post or social media content for the park’s pages about the heron monitoring efforts.
  • Assist with bird point count surveys in wetlands and riparian areas across the park.
  • Gain field experience in avian monitoring techniques, including identification of species by sight and sound, setting up and taking down mist nets, safely handling and processing birds at a banding station, and more.

Visit the Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) website for more information.

The LHIP aims to provide meaningful work experience to Latino students in the fields of resource management, interpretation, and outreach through internship opportunities in the national parks. The program has many positions available at national parks throughout the country.


Read about interns across the National Park Service

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    Last updated: January 23, 2023

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