Interpretive Intern

Expected Dates
May 14, 2018 to August 11, 2018
Wind Cave National Park
Position ID
Spend the summer exploring the underground world of Wind Cave National Park, home to the fifth longest cave in the world.  This unique park located in the beautiful Black Hills of southwest South Dakota consists of 33,000 acres of mixed grass prairie and ponderosa pine ecosystems.  Free roaming bison, elk, prairie dogs and other associated wildlife overlie the most complex cave on earth. 

Duties include: researching, developing and presenting four different thematic guided cave tours (55%), staffing the Visitor Center information desk (30%), researching, developing and presenting demonstrations, evening campfire programs and other interpretive activities (10%), fee collection (5%).

Note:  This position is not eligible for the AmeriCorps education award.
  • Wind Cave National Park is located in the beautiful Black Hills of southwest South Dakota.
  • Intern will receive extensive training on resource preservation and stewardship and will be the primary educator of visitors on resource stewardship issues.
  • Interns gain valuable insight into the diversity of career fields within the NPS and with positive performance results will create a pathway to paid employment with Wind Cave National Park the following year. Recreational opportunities are extensive.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Earth Sciences
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Customer Service
some experience
Public Speaking
some experience
Working with Children
some experience