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 and Volunteer Management Internship >>
Through a one-year position on one of these teams, you will wear many hats - you will be a field ecologist, environmental educator, youth leader, and community builder.
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.
Volunteer Coordination Internship >>
We are looking for a Volunteer Coordination Intern that 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 volunteer opportunities.
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.
Youth and Community Engagement Internship >>
We are looking for a Youth and Community Engagement Intern that is excited to work with a broad range of audiences, especially youth, in the Golden Gate National Parks through a variety of service and learning opportunities.