A quality field experience facilitates and enhances the education process. Internships provide opportunities for qualified students to apply learned theory to practical situations and observe the organization up close. It is also an excellent opportunity for the State Park Service to observe and recruit students seriously interested in a career in park management, interpretive education, or a natural resource management field.
Traditional Student Internship
Traditional Student Internships are designed specifically for college students enrolled in a four-year curriculum relevant to the State Park Service. The internship is a training program that provides practical work experience and insight into the careers at the State Park Service. The Park Manager or someone from the park management team will assume the role of mentor for each internship.
Special Project Internship
Special Project Internships are designed primarily for graduate students and occasionally other qualified students having special education, training, interests and skills in a particular field that can be used to address a specific need identified by the State Park Service. These internships supplement the park staff to accomplish projects while providing the intern with practical experience in their area of study.