Golden Gate National Parks Academic Internship

Golden Gate National Park

Academic Internships

This exciting opportunity is a partnership between SF State University, the National Park Service, and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. The Academic Internship Program is a semester-long internship at the Golden Gate National Parks that encourages student interns to expand their learning and knowledge outside of the classroom while earning a stipend and academic credit. Student interns support the parks through various capacities such as youth and community engagement, habitat restoration, business management, law enforcement, historical interpretation, and more.

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What to Expect

Program Goals

  • Increase diversity in the workplace and support an intern cohort that reflects the demographics of our Bay Area community
  • Engage local college youth in park programs and projects
  • Deliver hands-on, relevant, and meaningful professional experiences to enhance classroom learning, while contributing to the mission of the park
  • Offer strong mentorships that provide students with constructive training and support

Intern Benefits

  • $50 daily stipend (per full day)
  • SF State Courses in Community-Service-Learning (CSL) available for internships
  • Real work experience with a network of people who love their jobs
  • Gain specialized training, professional workforce skills, and leadership skills
  • Career building and potential for future job opportunities
  • Immersive experience in the most visited national park in the country

Interested in working for Golden Gate National Parks?

Intern Qualifications & Requirements

  • Energetic, flexible, self-motivated, and a sense of humor
  • Ability to contribute individually and participate in cross-functional teams as well as with diverse audiences
  • Good communication skills; treats others with respect; speaks and writes clearly and effectively
  • ​Bilingual skills are a plus
  • More qualification & requirements will be listed per each opportunity

Application Information                                                                                                  

Info Session                                                                                                                                               

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 (LIB 244) 1:00pm-2:00pm

Application Due

Sunday, October 15th by 11:59 pm. 

For more information on how to apply to this program, please contact Jose R. Lopez at jirlopez@sfsu.edu. All resume workshops are provided by the Campus Academic Resources Program (CARP).


How to Apply:

Complete the Application Form  and email your resume and a thoughtful cover letter to "Academic Internship Committee" at AcademicIntern@parksconservancy.org. Please include "Academic Internship Application" in the subject line and list the position title(s) of interest in your email.

AppLy Here!

Be sure to include the following in your cover letter:

  • Your experience or lack of experience (that’s ok!) with national parks.
  • Why you are interested in the position(s) that you are applying for.
  • What unique perspective you bring.

Recommendations:

  • First, have an advisor or one of your professors review your resume and cover letter and/or seek support at your campus student centers/departments:
    • Come to the Resume workshops listed above
  • Apply for more than one position!
    • You can apply for up to 3 positions
  • This will only increase your chances in the selection process

Academic Internship Program 2015


Roving Ranger dates at SF State, Centennial Walkway (Info bus pictured above)

  • Tuesday, September 6, 2016 10am-2pm

  • Wednesday, September 14, 2016 10am-2pm

  • Tuesday, September 20, 2016 10am-2pm

  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016 10am-2pm

  • Tuesday, October 4, 2016 10am-2pm

  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016 10am-2pm

  • Wednesday, November 2, 2016 10am-2pm


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Faculty and Staff


2016-2017 Internship and Volunteer Positions

Communications and Media
San Francisco
• Digital Image Intern – San Francisco
• New Media Design Intern – San Francisco
• Internal Communications and Media Intern – San Francisco
• Information Technology Intern – San Francisco
• Multimedia Intern – San Francisco
• Web and Social Media Intern – San Francisco

Cultural Resources
San Francisco
• Museum Program Intern – Presidio, San Francisco

Landscaping and Facilities
San Francisco
• Beach Stewardship and Volunteer Management Intern – San Francisco
• Landscaping and Facilities Volunteer Program Intern - San Francisco
           
Marin
• Landscaping and Facilities Volunteer Program Intern - Marin

Interpretation and Education
San Francisco
• Alcatraz Island Interpretation Intern – Alcatraz Island, San Francisco
• Historical Interpretive Intern – Golden Gate Bridge Pavilion, San Francisco
• Education and School Programs Intern – Crissy Field Center, San Francisco
  
Marin
• Education and Interpretive Intern – Marin
• Education and Interpretive Intern – Muir Woods, Marin
 
Community and Youth Programs
San Francisco
• Community Outreach Intern – Presidio and Crissy Field Center, San Francisco
• Community Engagement Intern – San Francisco
• Environmental Education and Project WISE Intern – Crissy Field Center, San Francisco
• Youth Leadership Middle School Programs Intern – Crissy Field Center, San Francisco
 
Marin
• Youth In Nature Intern – Marin
 
Natural Resources
San Francisco
• Alcatraz Waterbird Intern – Alcatraz Island, San Francisco
• Ecological and Volunteer Management Intern – San Francisco
• Environmental Education Intern – San Francisco
• Native Plant Nursery Intern – Fort Funston, San Francisco
• Natural Resource Management Intern – San Francisco
• Habitat Restoration Intern – Presidio, San Francisco
   
Marin
• One Tam Wildlife Monitoring Intern - Marin
• Vegetation Monitoring Intern – Marin
• Habitat Restoration Intern – Tennessee Valley, Marin
• Ecological Restoration and Volunteer Management Intern – Marin
• Native Plant Nursery Intern – Marin
• Vegetation Ecology Intern – Marin
• Biological Technician Intern – Marin
• Wildlife Research Intern - Marin
 
San Mateo
• Natural Resource Management Intern – San Mateo
• Natural Resources Intern – San Mateo

Park Administration, Projects, and Operations
San Francisco
• Environmental Health and Safety Intern – San Francisco
• Communication, Development, and Events Intern – San Francisco OR Marin
• Park Planning Intern – San Francisco
• Special Park Uses Intern – San Francisco
• Sustainability Intern – San Francisco
• Road and Trails Planning Intern – San Francisco


2017 Academic Interns

Augustin Melendez

Communications

Division of Maintenance

Avery Stevens

Undeclared

Division of Interpretation

Cheyenne Liddicotte

Environmental Science

Division of Natural Resources

Jenean Thomas

Environmental Studies

Department of Facilities and Watershed

Matthew Guglielmo

Environmental Studies

Division of Natural Resources

Nina Bazan

International Relations

Environmental and Safety Programs Office

 

Petra Martins

Environmental Studies

Division of Natural Resources

   

Jayda San Gabriel

San Francisco State University

Computer Science

Kent Carson

San Francisco State University

Management

Julian Logiudici

San Francisco State University

Geography

Sean Correa

San Francisco State University

Geography

Melbin Camus

San Francisco State University

RPT

Vanessa Yang

San Francisco State University

Geography

Mariah Cobb

San Francisco State University

Anthropology

Cristina Navarro

San Francisco State University

RPT

Christian Trujillo

San Francisco State University

Business

Samantha Schumann

San Francisco State University

Environmental Studies

Leia Guigayoma

San Francisco State University

Geography

Thomas Keiner

San Francisco State University

Anthropology

Bethany Gregonis

San Francisco State University

RPT

Hien-Nhi Langton

San Francisco State University

Visual Communication Design

Stephen Lopez

San Francisco State University

RPT

Eric Hatland

San Francisco State University

Marketing

Raphael Dalit

San Francisco State University

Geography

Antwan Vu

San Francisco State University

Political Science

Kathryn Fitzgerald

San Francisco State University

Environmental Studies

Arianna Cuba

San Francisco State University

RPT

 

 

  We greatly acknowledge the following organizations for their significant support in making this program possible:

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