Academic Internships

OPEN NOW! Accepting Applications for Spring 2014 APPLY TODAY

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Only students currently enrolled at San Francisco State University & City College of San Francisco are eligible.

Did you know that the Golden Gate National Parks is the largest national park in an urban setting in the country and located only within a few miles of your school?! This vast park extends across three Bay Area counties and includes amazing places such as Alcatraz, Crissy Field, Fort Funston, Marin Headlands, and Muir Woods. By becoming an intern, you will have the opportunity to experience these spectacular parklands first hand, behind the scenes and in depth. We have internship positions in the fields of interpretation, restoration and monitoring, youth programs, volunteer management, projects and planning, business management, media and design, and much more.


Friday, Oct. 11th 2013 at 12pm

This is an online event.


To view all of the available positions, visit…


  • 2014 Academic Internships run from January 18, 2014 through May 10, 2014
  • Part-Time & Full-Time positions available
  • Summer Extensions may be possible based on performance and funding


  • $50 daily stipend (per 8 hours)
  • Real work experience
  • Professional & educational development
  • Academic credit possible (student responsible for confirming eligibility)
  • The enjoyment of working in a beautiful park
  • A network of dynamic people that love their jobs!

How to Apply

Submit the application along with a cover letter, resume, and application form (DOC) to Be sure to include in your cover letter your experience or lack of experience (that’s ok!) with national parks, why you are interested in the position, and what unique perspective you would bring. Please note that positions have different work locations and flexible work schedules as well as varying duties. Make sure you apply for one that is a good match for you.

For more information about the internships either send an email to, call (415) 561-4749 OR APPLY ONLINE NOW at

For information about the academic credit & other educational related questions contact:

Students at SFSU

  • Dr. Barbara Holzman, Professor, Geography and Environmental Studies,
  • Dr. Nina Roberts, Associate Professor, Recreation, Parks & Tourism,

Students at CCSF

2013 Academic Interns at Golden Gate

Join Golden Gate National Parks' Academic Internship Program

This exciting program is a partnership of the National Park Service, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, San Francisco State University and City College of San Francisco.