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.

Presidio Trust Listings >>
The Presidio Trust provides a complete list of internship opportunities available in the Presidio.


Academic Interns 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 Gardens Docents 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.


Alcatraz Gardens Gardens of Alcatraz Intern >>
Is a day outdoors your idea of the perfect job? Are you passionate about gardening? We are looking for an intern interested in all aspects of horticulture, maintenance of the gardens, visitor engagement, and volunteer program management.


Park volunteer GGRO Internships and 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.


Presidio Nursery Interns Native Plant Nursery Education and Volunteer Management Intern >>
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy Nursery Program is looking for a Nursery Education Intern! The four nurseries of the Parks Conservancy are hubs of vibrant community and education programming in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Nursery internship Native Plant Nursery Intern >>
Are you passionate about nature, do you love working outdoors and are you interested in learning about ecological restoration? Are you excited to work with a broad range of audiences through native plant propagation and community-based volunteer programs?


Trails Intern Trail Construction and Maintenance Internship >>
Trail Construction and Maintenance Interns work with National Park Service trail crew and Golden Gate Parks Conservancy staff by assisting in the construction and maintenance of park trails in Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties.


Thrais Intern Trail Stewardship Internship >>
Trail Stewardship Interns will lead community volunteers on projects and provide education on importance of trails and park resources; together helping to obtain the trail goals of the park. By working with both National Park Service staff and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy staff, the Trail Stewardship Interns will assist with maintenance of key trails, while benefiting the community that uses these trails.


Group of volunteers at Lands End Volunteer Stewards of Lands End >>
If you enjoy spending time outdoors, want to learn about habitat restoration, and want to make a difference in your national park, then we welcome you to join the Lands Ends Volunteer Steward Program.


Park volunteer 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.


Ecological Restoration Intern - Park Stewardship Program Wildlife Monitoring Intern >>
The Natural Resource Science and Management Division is seeking a motivated intern to work in a dynamic wildlife monitoring program set in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 


The Golden Gate National Parks Volunteer Program is a cooperative parkwide effort of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the National Park Service, and the Presidio Trust.


Contact Information

(415) 561-3044
volunteer@parksconservancy.org

Volunteer FAQ >>