Volunteer In Parks (VIP) Internships

Open On A Rolling Basis Throughout The Year


Choose from internships in community outreach, media & communications, ecoglogical restoration, historic landscape stewardship, education & youth programs, historical interpretation, park administration, and more!

Details & Benefits

  • VIP Internships open on a rolling basis throughout the year
  • Receive a $30 per day stipend plus park housing or a $55 per day stipend without park housing (check internship position description)
  • Part-time or full time positions are available
  • Positions are typically 6 months to one year
  • Work in San Francisco, Marin, and San Mateo counties
  • Contribute to meaningful projects with a network of people who love their jobs

internship roles

Golden Gate Raptor Observatory

Native Plant Nurseries

Park Stewardship

Crissy Field Center

National Park Service Listings


How To Apply

  • Check out volunteer.gov and the Parks Conservancy's jobs page
  • See the VIP Internships Timeline in the Related Documents section of this page to find out when internships begin and end
  • Apply to individual internships when they open 

important note about stipends 

All interns must have a Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to receive the taxable internship stipend. The internship stipend is a taxable exent. See our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for more information.

Additional Questions? Contact Elizabeth Lindner; Manager, Park Internship Programs at 415-561-3017 or elindner@parksconservancy.org.

Application Dates

January 1, 2018-December 31, 2019

Job Type

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More than ever, we need public lands where communities can come together