NOW Accepting applications for Spring 2017
APPLY TODAY! ~ Applications due October 17th

This exciting program is a partnership of the National Park Service, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, San Francisco State University, College of Marin, and City College of San Francisco. Only students currently enrolled at San Francisco State University, College of Marin, & City College of San Francisco are eligible.

Did you know that the Golden Gate National Parks is one of the largest national parks in an urban setting and located only within a few miles of your school?! This vast park extends across three Bay Area counties and includes amazing places such as Alcatraz, Crissy Field, Fort Funston, Marin Headlands, and Muir Woods. Join a diverse team of your college peers and experience these spectacular parklands first hand, behind the scenes, and in depth.

Timeline & Details:

  • Applications due October 17
  • Internships run mid-January through late-May
  • Part-time and full-time positions available
  • Summer extensions may be possible based on performance, program need, and funding
  • Positions located in San Francisco, Marin, and San Mateo counties
  • Positions in various fields: interpretation, restoration and monitoring, youth programs and education, law enforcement, cultural resources, communications and media, park administration and operations, business management, facilities and maintenance, and much more!

Program Goals:

  • Increase diversity in the workplace and support an intern cohort that reflects the demographics of our Bay Area community
  • Engage local college youth in park programs and projects
  • Deliver hands-on, relevant, and meaningful professional experiences to enhance classroom learning, while contributing to the mission of the park
  • Offer strong mentorships that provide students with constructive training and support

Intern Benefits:

  • $50 daily stipend (per full day)
  • Academic credit possible (student responsible for confirming eligibility)
  • Real work experience with a network of people who love their jobs
  • Gain specialized training, professional workforce skills, and leadership skills
  • Career building and potential for future job opportunities
  • Immersive experience in the most visited national park in the country

How to Apply:

Complete the Application Form (click to open) and email your resume and a thoughtful cover letter to "Academic Internship Committee" at AcademicIntern@parksconservancy.org. Please include "Academic Internship Application" in the subject line and list the position title(s) of interest in your email.

Be sure to include the following in your cover letter:

  • Your experience or lack of experience (that’s ok!) with national parks.
  • Why you are interested in the position(s) that you are applying for.
  • What unique perspective you bring.

Recommendations:

  • First, have an advisor or one of your professors review your resume and cover letter and/or seek support at your campus student centers/departments:
  • Apply for more than one position!
    • You can apply for up to 3 positions
  • This will only increase your chances in the selection process

Other Resources:

For information about the academic credit and other educational related questions contact:

Students at COM:
Dr. Paul DaSilva; Instructor, Biology Sciences, pdasilva@marin.edu

Students at SFSU:
Dr. Leora Nanus; Professor, Geography and the Environment, lnanus@sfsu.edu
Jose Lopez, Institute on Civic and Community Engagement, jlopez@sfsu.edu

Students at CCSF:
Joe Cannon, Instructor in the Biology Department, jcannon@ccsf.edu

2017 ACADEMIC INTERN POSITIONS
Communications and Media | Cultural Resources | Facilities, Maintenance, and Landscaping | Interpretation and Education | Community and Youth Programs | Natural Resources | Park Administration, Projects, and Operations

Check out this video about the Academic Internships Program made by Academic Interns:

2017 ACADEMIC INTERNSHIPS
 
Communications and Media
San Francisco
Digital Image Intern – San Francisco
New Media Design Intern – San Francisco
Internal Communications and Media Intern – San Francisco
Information Technology Intern – San Francisco
Multimedia Intern – San Francisco
Web and Social Media Intern – San Francisco

Cultural Resources
San Francisco
Museum Program Intern – Presidio, San Francisco

Landscaping and Facilities
San Francisco
Beach Stewardship and Volunteer Management Intern – San Francisco
Landscaping and Facilities Volunteer Program Intern - San Francisco
          
Marin
Landscaping and Facilities Volunteer Program Intern - Marin

Interpretation and Education
San Francisco
Alcatraz Island Interpretation Intern – Alcatraz Island, San Francisco
Historical Interpretive Intern – Golden Gate Bridge Pavilion, San Francisco
Education and School Programs Intern – Crissy Field Center, San Francisco
 
Marin
Education and Interpretive Intern – Marin
Education and Interpretive Intern – Muir Woods, Marin
 
Community and Youth Programs
San Francisco
Community Outreach Intern – Presidio and Crissy Field Center, San Francisco
Community Engagement Intern – San Francisco
Environmental Education and Project WISE Intern – Crissy Field Center, San Francisco
Youth Leadership Middle School Programs Intern – Crissy Field Center, San Francisco
 
Marin
Youth In Nature Intern – Marin
 
Natural Resources
San Francisco
Alcatraz Waterbird Intern – Alcatraz Island, San Francisco
Ecological and Volunteer Management Intern – San Francisco
Environmental Education Intern – San Francisco
Native Plant Nursery Intern – Fort Funston, San Francisco
Natural Resource Management Intern – San Francisco
Habitat Restoration Intern – Presidio, San Francisco
  
Marin
One Tam Wildlife Monitoring Intern - Marin
Vegetation Monitoring Intern – Marin
Habitat Restoration Intern – Tennessee Valley, Marin
Ecological Restoration and Volunteer Management Intern – Marin
Native Plant Nursery Intern – Marin
Vegetation Ecology Intern – Marin
Biological Technician Intern – Marin
Wildlife Research Intern - Marin
 
San Mateo
Natural Resource Management Intern – San Mateo
Natural Resources Intern – San Mateo

Park Administration, Projects, and Operations
San Francisco
Environmental Health and Safety Intern – San Francisco
Communication, Development, and Events Intern – San Francisco OR Marin
Park Planning Intern – San Francisco
Special Park Uses Intern – San Francisco
Sustainability Intern – San Francisco
Road and Trails Planning Intern – San Francisco