Volunteer In Parks (VIP) Internships

Open On A Rolling Basis Throughout The Year

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 and The Presidio Trust, will not be offering internship programming at this time. 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 volunteer@parksconservancy.org with questions or concerns.

Volunteer-In-Parks (VIP) Internship Program Details

  • VIP Internships open on a rolling basis throughout the year
  • Receive a $45 per day stipend plus park housing or a $75 per day stipend without park housing (check internship position description)
  • Part-time or full time positions are available
  • Positions are typically 6 months to one year
  • Work in San Francisco, Marin, and San Mateo counties
  • Contribute to meaningful projects with a network of people who love their jobs
  • Check out volunteer.gov and the list of current openings (below)
  • See the VIP Internships Timeline (below) to find out when internships begin and end
  • Apply to individual internships when they open

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 Mackenzie Segraves; Program Manager, Park Internships at 415-561-3017 or msegraves@parksconservancy.org.

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