Academic Internships

Open to students enrolled at City College of San Francisco, College of Marin, & San Francisco State University

Interns at Academic Internship Orientation

COVID-19 Response: Latest on Internship Programs

The Parks Conservancy, along with our partners at the National Park Service, are offering limited internship opportunities at this time. These include both virtual and in-person opportunities, subject to change dependent on local public health orders. See below for full details on the modified program that is being offered this summer 2021.

Over 25 positions in business management, media & communications, ecological restoration, historic landscape stewardship, education & youth programs, historical interpretation, park administration, and more!

Academic Internship Program Details

Learn more about the internship positions that will be offered this summer by watching the recording of the Academic Internship Informational Webinar here!

  • Open to students enrolled at City College of San Francisco, College of Marin, and San Francisco State University
    • Please note* You must be enrolled in spring, summer, or fall 2021 classes to be eligible
    • UPDATE: Graduating seniors this spring ARE eligible for a summer internship
  • Receive a $75 per day stipend plus academic credit (student is responsible for coordinating academic credit) 
  • Internships take place June through August 2021 (10 week program)
  • Part-time and full-time positions available
  • Positions in San Francisco, Marin, and San Mateo counties
    • Most positions will be part virtual and part in-person, dependent on local public health orders and park management
    • Some positions are fully virtual and fully in-person
    • Nature of position is indicated on the position description
  • Positions range from Natural Resources to Business Management and beyond
  • Work on meaningful projects with a network of people who love their jobs
  • Strong mentorships that provide constructive instruction, coaching, and support
  • Gain specialized training, professional workplace skills, and leadership development
  • High impact, academic, vocational, professional, and personal growth experiences
  • Career development opportunities
  • Join a diverse team of your college peers to experience these spectacular parklands first hand, behind the scenes, and in depth

Interpretation, Community Outreach, and Cultural Resources

Community Stewardship, Science, and Landscape Restoration

Media, Public Affairs, Sustainability, and GIS

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

  • Students at College of Marin:
  • Students at San Francisco State:
  • Students at City College of San Francisco:

Applications for Summer 2021 are now closed. Thank you to those who applied!

Please email Mackenzie Segraves; Program Manager for Park Internships at with any questions or concerns.

Other questions? Please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

To comply with federal and state laws all interns must have a Social Security Number (SSN) or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to receive the taxable internship stipend. The process to obtain a SSN or ITIN can be very lengthy so please plan accordingly. You may find more information here:

Please also note that stipends are a taxable event. Taxes are not withheld from stipends. Stipends are a per diem to cover costs associated with the internship (such as commuting expenses).

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. If you still have questions contact Mackenzie Segraves; Program Manager for Park Internships at

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