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 with the Presidio Parks Stewards >>
The Presidio Park Stewards program strives to protect and enhance natural areas of the Presidio.
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.
Native Plant Nursery Internship, Marin Headlands Native Plant Nursery >>
The intern will support and gain skills in almost every facet of operating and maintaining the nursery including plant propagation, seed collection, pest and disease control, volunteer management, youth education, land stewardship, and facility management & improvement.
Trail Construction and Maintenance Internship - Spring 2014 >>
Trail stewardship interns will support park staff by assisting in the construction and maintenance of park trails in Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties. In addition, trail interns will assist park staff with the coordination of volunteers on trail projects.
Trail Stewardship Internship Spring - 2014 >>
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.
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.