Internships

boat on mountain lake with two young men and box of fishing nets
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.

NPS/Jacob W. Frank

Current Internship Opportunities

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 Interpretive Internship poster (pdf).

Education Internships

Winter Only
The Glacier Education Program welcomes K-12 students to the park throughout the school year (September-May). Internships are available in the winter (generally Jan-March) to assist visiting school children and park visitors in making personal connections to the winter ecology of Glacier. Interns are stationed in both West Glacier and East Glacier Park. A winter intern researches, develops and presents interpretive winter ecology snowshoe programs to the public, including talks, hikes, and tours. They also prepare and and present winter curriculum-based education programs to visiting school groups. Experience snowshoeing is required; on the east side, cross country skiing, too. If you enjoy public speaking, snow, and working with children in an educational setting, email us to apply.

Research Learning Center Internships

Summer Only
The Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center periodically enlists the help of 2 to 3 student interns each summer to assist with various research and education projects. These internships typically run approximately 12 weeks through the summer field season (typically May/June - August/September). Most interns work closely with our Citizen Science Program, but we try to provide interns with a range of experience in other resource management, education, and operational activities when opportunities are available. Some of these activities may include (but would not be limited to) curriculum development, interpretive writing, desktop publishing, data management, and research and monitoring assistance. For more information on internships, e-mail us. We will respond with any new information and put you on a mailing list to receive additional updates.

Last updated: November 18, 2016

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