Careers

Chris Lehnertz (left) with her award’s namesake, former National Park Service Director Fran Mainella, at the Hartzog awards ceremony
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Chris Lehnertz was honored with the Fran P. Mainella Award by the Clemson University Institute for Parks in recognition of her long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion in our nation’s parks.
Golden Gate Raptor Observatory intern Kirsti Carr.
Park E-Ventures Article
After a few minutes of listing bird qualities, Kirsti Carr stops herself and laughs. “I love everything about birds,” she admits. “They’re just weird!”
From left, Middle School Summer Programs Instructors Imari Keith, Aiden Koontz, Kathleen Wong, Olive Tambou, Dion Chung, and Nhi Nguyen. The six youth leaders from summer 2019 were all past participants in Crissy Field Center programs.
Gateways Article
All six Middle School Programs Instructors this summer were past participants in Crissy Field Center programs, so inspired by their own experiences that they wanted to mentor a new generation of park lovers.
Future IDs project collaborators at the 'Day of Public Programs' at Alcatraz on Feb. 16, 2019.
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Alcatraz Island - New Industries Building
The Parks Conservancy is looking for an enthusiastic individual who has a passion for art, an interest in supporting those impacted by the prisons system, and a desire to share stories and raise awareness of the reentry process through the Future IDs at Alcatraz exhibition.
Parks Conservancy staff during a service day in the Marin Headlands in 2018.
Park E-Ventures Article
Pathways through the Golden Gate National Parks don’t always mean trails. For many staff members at the Parks Conservancy, the National Park Service (NPS), and the Presidio Trust, their paths to full-time employment started during internships or youth programs offered in our parks.
Park E-Ventures Article
In November 2015, four staff members from our parks showed a group of 3rd to 5th grade girls that women play an important role in heavy-duty ecological field work. In response, one young student shared her love for working in the mud too—through a poem.
Intern Hailey Gavin (right) at the finale of Packing the Parks
Park E-Ventures Article
Get a real insider’s view of one of the Conservancy’s most innovative—and impactful—youth programs: LINC. A recent graduate of the program returned this summer to produce a video that captures the moments that can change a high schooler’s life.
LINC program participants explore Alcatraz Island.
Park E-Ventures Article
How can a Park Stewardship summer program for high school students clear invasive plants along trails—and reveal pathways to careers in conservation? Hear the inside story from two alums who discovered that jobs working in nature go far beyond Animal Planet.