Academic Internships

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

Academic Interns at farewell picnic 2021

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

Applications for Summer 2022 Academic Internships will be posted in mid February 2022. Keep an eye on this page for positions and the application!

  • Open to students enrolled at City College of San Francisco, College of Marin, and San Francisco State University
  • Receive a $75 per day stipend plus academic credit (student is responsible for coordinating academic credit with their academic counselor) 
  • Internships take place late May thru early August (10 week program)
  • Part-time and full-time positions available
  • Positions in San Francisco, Marin, and San Mateo counties
    • Virtual and in-person positions are available
    • Positions include natural and cultural resources, media, historic landscaping and gardening, public affairs, youth, interpretation, community stewardship and more. 
  • Join a diverse team of your college peers to experience these spectacular parklands first hand, behind the scenes, and in depth! In an Academic Internship, you will:
    • Work on meaningful projects with a network of park professionals
    • Be mentored by a park staff member who will provide constructive instruction, coaching, and support
    • Engage in hands-on essential and technical training, professional workplace skills, and leadership development
    • Participate in career development and networking opportunities
    • Get involved in numerous high impact, academic, vocational, professional, and personal growth experiences 

Learn more about the types of internship positions that are typically offered by watching the summer 2021 Academic Internship Informational Webinar here!

Applications for Summer 2022 Academic Internships will be posted mid February 2022. Keep an eye on this page for postings and the application!

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

  • College of Marin
  • San Francisco State University
  • City College of San Francisco

Applications for Summer 2022 Academic Internships will be posted early Spring 2022. Keep an eye on this page for postings!

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

Email Mackenzie Segraves; Program Manager for Park Internships at msegraves@parksconservancy.org with any questions or concerns not listed.

 

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 msegraves@parksconservancy.org.

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