Minnesota Conservation Corps volunteers celebrate working on a park trail with tools raised above their heads.
Minnesota Conservation Corps volunteers celebrate their trail maintenance work.


If living and working on a remote, roadless island surrounded by the largest freshwater lake in the world appeals to you, consider volunteering or an internship at Isle Royale National Park.

Summer positions are available in the Division of Resource and Visitor Protection, Interpretation and Cultural Resources, Natural Resources, and Maintenance. Work may require travel throughout the park's backcountry, so camping, backpacking, and small boat handling experience is desirable. The time commitment for most of these positions is 12 weeks, full-time (40 hours/week).

Two visitor services volunteers pose for a photograph with a Find Your Park sign.
Could you Find Your Park as a visitor services intern?

NPS, Kelly Morrissey

Visitor Services Interns

Each year the park hires visitor services interns. These interns serve on the northeast end of the island at the Rock Harbor Visitor Center or on the southwest end at the Windigo Visitor Center. If you are 18 years of age or older, you may apply for the Isle Royale Visitor services intern position through www.volunteer.gov.

All Volunteer-in-Park positions have an application deadline of March 1.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931


(906) 482-0984

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