Academic Internships

Open To Students Enrolled At City College of San Francisco, College of Marin, & San Francisco State University

Academic Interns Gathering At Orientation

Over 30 positions in business management, media & communications, ecoglogical restoration, historic landscape stewardship, education & youth programs, historical interpretation, park administration, and more!

Academic Internship Program Details

  • Open to students enrolled at City College of San Francisco, College of Marin, and San Francisco State
  • Receive a $50 per day stipend plus academic credit (student is responsible for coordinating academic credit) 
  • Internships take place January thru May, summer extensions may be available
  • Part-time and full-time positions available
  • Positions in San Francisco, Marin, and San Mateo counties
  • 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

For reference only - these positions are filled.

Communications & Media

Community & Youth Engagement

Cultural Resources​​​​​​​, Education, & Historical Interpretation

Historic Landscape Stewardship

Natural Resources

Park Administration & Operations

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

  • Students at College of Marin:
  • Students at San Francisco State:
    • Jose Lopez, Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (HSS 206),
  • Students at City College of San Francisco:


  • College of Marin: TBA

Spring 2019 positions are filled. Check back for any summer openings in April 2019!

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).

Contact Elizabeth Lindner; Manager, Park Internship Programs at 415-561-3017 or

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