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Full-time Internship, February 2020 - January 2021
The Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) is a destination for both locals and international visitors with its sweeping vistas, immense biological diversity, and unique cultural resources. With over 19 million visitors annually and over 80,000 acres of land, the GGNRA is the largest urban national park in the country. Alcatraz receives 5000 visitors a day, many of whom wish to see the restored historic gardens.
We are looking for an intern interested in all aspects of horticulture, maintenance of the gardens, visitor engagement, and volunteer program management. Working as part of a team, the intern will work under the direction of the Program Managers. The intern will also work alongside and supervise garden volunteers. The intern will also be involved with beginning phases of garden restoration at a historic garden at Fort Mason.
Most importantly, you will be an integral part of a diverse and fun Park Stewardship team, and will obtain an in-depth understanding of the values of the park system through shared experiences, workshops, and ongoing dialogue.
Description of Duties
Care for all garden areas, using the proper techniques and practices of horticulture; this includes weeding, efficient irrigation, fertilizing, planting, composting, and pruning. Reprt any needed insect/disease control.
Assist with all aspects of propogation and greenhouse management.
Maintain a clean and orderly storage area. Care for tools and equipment. Report any necessary replacement and repairs.
Volunteer Management & Outreach
Learn how and then be able to train and supervise volunteers and lead volunteer groups in planned activities and safe garden practices.
Communicate with visitors about park issues.
Learn how and then be able to lead interpretive garden walks for visitors.
Create, edit, and produce educational and outreach materials such as a monthly newsletter and a blog posting.
Engage with diverse audiences.
Learn data entry to track volunteer hours and work performed.
Desired Knowledge and Skills
Physical Requirements and Work Conditions
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy strives to engage a workforce reflective of the community it serves. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, gender, national or ethnic origin religion, sexual orientation, or physical disability. We will consider qualified candidates with criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.