Academic Internships

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

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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 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 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), jirlopez@sfsu.edu
  • Students at City College of San Francisco:

Workshops:

  • College of Marin: TBA
  • CCSF: TBA
  • SFSU: TBA

Fill out an application and send your resume and cover letter to academicintern@parksconservancy.org no later than November 10th at 11:59pm.

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

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