Internships are offered in restoration ecology, inventory and monitoring, education and outreach, trail work, and more. Work sites vary throughout Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo County. Interns earn a weekly stipend, receive personalized training, and gain marketable work experience. Internships are competitive and generally one year positions. You will work hard but have lots of fun!
Long-term volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year. Commitment and training levels vary by position and ongoing training opportunities are provided.
National Park Service Listings >>
The National Parks Service provides a complete list of internships and long-term volunteer opportunities available throughout the Golden Gate National Parks. Training and commitments levels vary by program.
Academic Internships >>
Did you know that the Golden Gate National Parks is the largest national park in an urban setting in the country and located only within a few miles of your school?!
Alcatraz Historic Gardens Docents >>
Alcatraz Gardens docents lead visitors through the gardens for up to an hour and engage visitors at a designated stop in the garden. Docents complete a training course and lead tours at least twice a month.
Ecological Restoration Internship — Park Stewardship Program >>
The Park Stewardship Program is seeking a motivated intern to work in a dynamic community-based habitat restoration program in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in the San Francisco Bay Area.
GGRO Volunteer Opportunities >>
The Golden Gate Raptor Observatory (GGRO) uses long-term volunteer-powered research programs to track the fall migration of raptors through the Marin Headlands.
Nursery Environmental Education and Habitat Garden Volunteer Intern >>
The Nursery Environmental Education and Habitat Garden Steward Volunteer Intern will work directly with the Presidio Plant Nursery Community Programs Manager. The duration of this position is 11 months and will begin on January 7, 2014.
Park Academy and Presidio Nursery Outreach Intern >>
We are looking for an outreach intern for our Park Academy and Presidio Nursery programs, who is excited to work with a broad range of audiences and engage individuals and groups in the Golden Gate National Parks through a variety of educational and volunteer opportunities.
Trail Volunteer Management Internship January 2014-2015 >>
Are you interested in working with a broad range of audiences in the Golden Gate National Parks through trail restoration projects and community-based volunteer programs? Are you ready for the ‘next step’ in managing volunteers and an established stewardship program?
Weed Watchers >>
The Weed Watcher program is a volunteer-based invasive plant early detection program. Join staff and other volunteers on excursions in spectacular locations to identify weeds as they first invade.