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 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.
Development & Special Events Intern >>
The Development and Events department works diligently to create and execute events, strengthen relationships and provide unique experiences in the GGNRA for donors, members, staff, volunteers, partners and the general community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wildlife Monitoring Intern Natural Resources >>
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.