Academic Internships

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

Academic Interns Gathering At Orientation

COVID-19 Response: Latest on Internship Programs

In compliance with Bay Area shelter-in-place orders, the Parks Conservancy, along with our partners at NPS, have currently suspended all internship programs. We encourage you to keep an eye on our website for announcements. You can also follow us on our social channels like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, or sign up for email updates here.

We sincerely look forward to the day when we can gather and care for our parks together again. Please reach out to with questions or concerns.

Over 25 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 $75 per day stipend plus academic credit (student is responsible for coordinating academic credit) 
  • Internships typically 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

Due to uncertainties related to COVID-19, we will not be offering internship opportunities in the spring 2021 semester. Please check back for more information on Academic Internship opportunities in late January 2021.

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:


  • College of Marin: TBA

Please check back for more information on Academic Internship opportunities in late January 2021.

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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