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Opportunities for October 2014 to May 2015

Environmental Education Internship

Drawn to Multi Cultural Education? Intrigued by the geology at your feet? Fascinated with the magic of an ancient forest? Provoked by the possibilities of archeological exploration and historic investigation? Inspired by working with young people?

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area, with sites such as Muir Woods, Alcatraz Island, Marin Headlands, Fort Point National Historic Site, and Presidio of San Francisco, serves as a dynamic outdoor classroom. Education interns work side-by-side with National Park Service Rangers to deliver place-based, relevant K-12 education programs that engage students in inquiry learning in the sciences and social studies.


As an Education Intern with the National Park Service, you will:

  • Assist the National Park Service staff with managing and conducting curriculum-based programs for San Francisco Bay Area students
  • Deliver classroom lessons that prepare students for field sessions
  • Lead field programs with the help of other park staff and volunteers
  • Help design curriculum materials and field activities for outdoor programs


  • A valid driver's license is required
  • A mature and professional demeanor while working with visitors and colleagues is required
  • Good oral communication skills
  • Bi-lingual / cultural skills helpful
  • Basic knowledge of relevant subject area and inquiry approach to learning is helpful


  • Out-of-pocket expenses, up to $30 per workday, if permanent address is at least 50 miles from the park
  • Dormitory housing in the park at no cost to intern, if permanent address is at least 50 miles from the park
  • Government vehicle for work-related driving needs
  • National Park Service Volunteer uniform
  • Training opportunities in interpretation & education
  • Personal enrichment and experience working in a national park
  • Experience working with diverse groups of students, teachers and park staff


Full-time position—40 hours per week, Monday–Friday; time-off is available during school breaks as arranged with supervisor

Opportunities for October 2014 through May 2015

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