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.

Park Intern Ecological Restoration Intern, Park Stewardship Program >>
The Park Stewardship Program is seeking a motivated intern to work in a dynamic community-based habitat restoration program set in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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.

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.


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 FAQ >>