Cultural Resources Internship


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Topsail Hill Preserve State Park7525 W. Scenic Hwy. 30-ASanta Rosa Beach, FL 32459
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Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is seeking outgoing and hardworking interns, who are passionate about history, anthropology, archaeology and learning more about those that were here before us. The internship will encompass but is not limited to such areas as locating and mapping existing cultural sites within park, cataloging artifacts and maintaining park’s cultural database, trail maintenance, cultural education, public outreach as well as assisting park with its daily operations throughout the campground and preserve.

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is nestled in the Florida Panhandle along the Gulf of Mexico. It has 1643 acres and is home to rare coastal dune lakes, over 10 miles of hiking and biking trails amongst a Long Leaf Pine ecosystem as well as many protected flora and fauna. Midden mounds as well as artifacts from the 19 th century turpentining industry and WWII can be found within the park.

Internships are part time, unpaid and housing is not provided. They are for a minimum of two weeks and up. Hours are scheduled based on park needs averaging twenty hours a week.

Benefits: - Help to create a better and healthier future for Florida - Community engagement experience - Leadership and project management experience - Database management experience - Environmental field operations experience - Great resume builder


  • Must be at least 16 years of age and be a US born or naturalized citizen and pass a background check
  • Must have a US Govt issued Driver’s License and own form of reliable transportation
  • Must be able to pass a written and practical driving test for golf carts and UTVs
  • Undergraduate or graduate coursework in history, anthropology, archaeology, museum studies or related field
  • Must believe in the mission and share the values of the Florida Park Service and have a passion for the environment
  • Able to work as part of a team and show leadership qualities
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Good physical condition able to walk on uneven terrain and through dense vegetation unassisted, lift 50 lbs
  • Able to read a map
  • Computer skills including Office Suite and familiarity with web based tools.
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication
  • Professional demeanor, positive and friendly personality
  • Comfortable speaking in front of groups
  • Familiarity with Florida history (helpful but not required)

How to apply: Go to and fill out the application for an individual volunteer. Then email Chris Whittle at to notify him of your interest in applying for the Cultural Resources internship.


  • History
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Environmental Education
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Average of twenty (20) hours a week

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