Golden Gate National Parks Academic Internship Program

The Academic Internship Program at the Golden Gate National Parks is a fundamental park program, providing professional development and career pathway opportunities for young people, while supporting real needs of park management. Through this program, local and diverse cohorts of college students are engaged in immersive park experiences to enhance classroom learning. Internships are open to all enrolled students and majors from San Francisco State University, City College of San Francisco, and College of Marin. Interns receive a $75.00 daily stipend and an opportunity for academic credit. 
A wide range of positions are available, including those working with business management, education and youth programs, volunteer program management, communications and media, natural resources, historical interpretation, public affairs, park planning, and more. Internships vary from part-time to full-time and include opportunities for specialized training, professional skill building, and career development. 


  • Receive a $75 per day stipend
  • Earn academic credit through a service learning and/or academic internship*  
  • 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

*Students wishing to receive academic credit for this internship, please contact ICCE for more information. 

Apply now! Summer 2021 positions

  • Applications are open until March 29, 2021
  • Be energetic, flexible, and self-motivated

  • Make individualized contributions to the organization and community members

  • Participate in cross-functional teams 

  • Work well be diverse individuals 

  • Possess good communication skills

  • Treat others with respect 

  • Communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and through written work

  • ​Bilingual skills are a plus

  • For more information and expectations will be listed per each posted position. List of all available positions will be posted on the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy website

Interpretation, Community Outreach, and Cultural Resources

Community Stewardship, Science, and Landscape Restoration

Media, Public Affairs, Sustainability, and GIS

Internship applications are open until March 29th!
  1. Submit an application by March 29, 2021 and;

  2. Email a resume and cover letter as a single PDF file to by March 29, 2021


Past  Interns

List of past participants and placements under construction