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.

Backcountry Ranger Intern Program
Glacier National Park will be looking to hire two Backcountry Ranger Interns in 2021, one in Saint Mary, MT and one in West Glacier, MT. These positions offer a chance to discover and learn about resource and visitor protection in Glacier's recommended wilderness. The backcountry ranger interns will be working with wilderness rangers to contact and educate the public, monitor for resource impacts, maintain backcountry campsites and assist with emergency operations such as Search and Rescue and Emergency Medical Services. These interns will also have exposure to Glacier National Park's wildlife management policies. This internship opportunity will be posted for the 2021 summer season through Pathways on USAJobs.gov. For more information please email brad_blickhan@nps.gov or visit the Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates.

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.

Backcountry Ranger Intern Program
Glacier National Park will be looking to hire two Backcountry Ranger Interns in 2021, one in Saint Mary, MT and one in West Glacier, MT. These positions offer a chance to discover and learn about resource and visitor protection in Glacier's recommended wilderness. The backcountry ranger interns will be working with wilderness rangers to contact and educate the public, monitor for resource impacts, maintain backcountry campsites and assist with emergency operations such as Search and Rescue and Emergency Medical Services. These interns will also have exposure to Glacier National Park's wildlife management policies. This internship opportunity will be posted for the 2021 summer season through Pathways on USAJobs.gov. For more information please email brad_blickhan@nps.gov or visit the Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates.

Community Volunteer Ambassador
Glacier National Park is hiring a new position, which is part of the Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) Program, administrated by Conservation Legacy’s Stewards Program. The Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) June cohort is an AmeriCorps position designed to engage youth of color in the National Park Service. Members will be placed at NPS sites nationwide and will organize, lead, and participate in community and volunteer activities and events. This unique CVA position here at Glacier National Park will be directly involved in presentation of the park’s curriculum-based programs for local school groups, as well as helping to manage all facets of Glacier National Park’s volunteer program. As a part of the next generation of conservation leaders, the CVA will gain new skills and experience through year-round training and professional development opportunities, enabling them to build a portfolio of professional skills and develop a community of support. For more information please see the job announcement listed here. The deadline for applications has been extended to May 10, 2021.

Last updated: May 4, 2021

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West Glacier, MT 59936

Phone:

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