Internships

Intern works as part of Quartz Lake Fish Project. Internships are a great way to experience Glacier National Park for the summer, as well as gain work experience.
Intern works as part of Quartz Lake Fish Project. Internships are a great way to experience Glacier National Park for the summer, as well as gain work experience.

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Internship Opportunities in Glacier National Park

Interpretive Internships
Park Interpreters are the public face of Glacier National Park. Interns in the Division of Interpretation are responsible for researching, preparing and presenting programs like guided walks and hikes, interpretive talks, boat tours, and illustrated programs on the park's interpretive themes (wildlife, geology, ecology, human history, climate change, etc). These programs are given in a diversity of park locations including campgrounds, trails, visitor centers, historic boats, and historic park hotels. Interns staff visitor centers and provide information and informal interpretation to visitors during fixed station and roving assignments. For more details, please view the Interpretation Internships page.

Astronomy Internships
Glacier's astronomy outreach and education program began in 2008. The program has grown to become one of the National Park Service's premiere astronomy programs. Glacier's intern astronomers help over 10,000 visitors view the sun and night sky every summer. Astronomy interns are patient communicators who are able to help a diverse audience learn about astronomy. During nightly sky tours and telescope viewing, interns interact with many who are completely new to the night sky. Interns also assist with large events such as our Logan Pass star parties. Our interns provide guided sky tours of Native American and Greek constellations and use park-owned telescopes to show visitors the wonders of deep space. Interns on the east side of the park also present programs using the park's new Dusty Star Observatory and 20 inch telescope.

Astronomy internships will not be offered for 2021, but please check back for 2022 opportunities. We are, however, still recruiting for astronomy volunteers. For more details on this similar opportunity, please view the Astronomy Volunteers page.

Research Learning Center Internships
The Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center (CCRLC) does not offer internships on a regular basis, but does work with other park divisions and park partners to provide some opportunities during certain years. In the past, the Research Learning Center has had interns working on sustainability issues, citizen science, and science communication. These positions are typically unpaid, but at times paid internships do occur. In addition, housing is often provided free of charge. When available, internships will be posted on this page. You can also find out about internships and paid positions on the CCRLC's Work With Us page. For more information, e-mail us. We will respond with any new information and put you on a mailing list to receive updates.

Park Ranger Intern Program
Glacier National Park will be looking to hire two Park Ranger Interns for 2022, one for the winter season of 2022 (January-April), and one for summer season of 2022 (May-August). These positions offer a chance to learn about preserving wilderness character, protecting park resources, and promoting visitor safety in Glacier's recommended wilderness and backcountry. The Park Ranger interns work with wilderness and field rangers to contact and educate the public, monitor resource impacts, maintain wilderness campsites, and assist with emergency operations such as Search and Rescue and Emergency Medical Services. These positions also assist park staff with wildlife management. These internship opportunities will be posted for the 2022 season through Pathways on USAJobs.gov. For more information please visit our Wilderness Intern page and the Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates.

Last updated: September 24, 2021

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