Facilities & Landscape Management Intern

Full-time Internship with the Facilities Management Division


Golden Gate Maintenance Volunteers at Ocean Beach

Typical Duties & Responsiblities

  • Plan and lead volunteer work sessions on projects including trail maintenance, painting, beach clean-ups, vegetation removal, planting, and weeding
  • Welcome volunteer groups with an interpretive talk and ensure that volunteers work safely
  • Work side-by-side with park maintenance workers and gardeners on projects including trail maintenance, painting, carpentry, irrigation testing and repair, spotting or flagging for chainsaw or heavy equipment operations, constructing post-and-cable fences and other trail structures, and planting and weeding native plant sites
  • Engage with park visitors, informing them of park information and volunteer opportunities
  • Assist with special events such as National Trails Day, Earth Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, and Coastal Cleanup Day
  • Safely operate hand and power tools
  • Organize and maintain inventories of equipment storage areas
  • Clean tools, equipment, and other items used during volunteer programs


  • A valid driver’s license and clean driving record are required
  • An ability and desire to work with people of varying ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, races, genders, sexualities, and viewpoints
  • Willingness to work outdoors in the highly variable conditions of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (ranging from cool and foggy to hot and sunny)
  • Ability to follow directions carefully, but also to work independently and take on a leadership role as needed
  • Creativity and problem-solving skills
  • Energetic, flexible, self-motivated, and a sense of humor
  • Bilingual skills are a plus

Work Environment & Physical Conditions

  • Most work is in a field setting
  • Must enjoy working outdoors in various weather conditions
  • Ability to lift, carry, position objects weighing up to 40 pounds


  • Internship Start: Open year round until positions are filled.
  • Length of Position: 6 months with the option to extent to one year based on performance and need
  • Schedule: 4 full (10 hour) days per week, Tuesday - Friday OR Monday through Thursday schedule
  • Stipend and Housing Options: 
    • Stipend with housing: weekly taxable per diem stipend of $225/week and free housing. Housing is a single occupancy, dormitory style building in the Presidio of San Francisco. Basic accommodations include a furnished private room, shared kitchen and common areas. Interns must sign a housing contract, abide by residential rules, and help maintain the household. Housing does not accommodated partners, family members, or pets.
    • Stipend without housing: Weekly taxable per diem stipend of $375/week without housing. Eligibility for this option is limited, please inquire if interested.
  • Intern must have a Social Security Number or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number to receive stipend
  • Stipend is a taxable event


  • Taxable stipend of $225/week with dorm-style housing (if available) OR $375/week with no housing
  • Opportunity to work in a spectacular national parks
  • Learn valuable maintenance skills from professionals
  • Opportunity to work with staff and volunteers from diverse backgrounds that share a common interest in preserving and protecting our nation's natural and cultural resources
  • Opportunity for personal and professional development days to pursue an interest, including training and education in various departments within the National Park Service and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
  • A uniform will be provided
  • If intern resides in park housing, transportation will be provided to/from the office

To Apply

  • Please email a resume and cover letter to lisa_cassidy@nps.gov with the position titile in the subject line.
  • Applications accepted until positions are filled.

The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and National Park Service strive 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. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

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