Internships are offered in restoration ecology, inventory and monitoring, education and outreach, trail work, and more. Work sites vary throughout Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo County. Interns earn a weekly stipend, receive personalized training, and gain marketable work experience. Internships are competitive and generally one year positions. You will work hard but have lots of fun!

Long-term volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year. Commitment and training levels vary by position and ongoing training opportunities are provided.

National Park Service Listings >>
The National Parks Service provides a complete list of internships and long-term volunteer opportunities available throughout the Golden Gate National Parks. Training and commitments levels vary by program.

Presidio Trust Listings >>
The Presidio Trust provides a complete list of internship opportunities available in the Presidio.

Academic Interns Academic Internships >>
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?!

Alcatraz Gardens Alcatraz Gardens Internship >>
We are looking for a full-time intern interested in all aspects of horticulture, maintenance of the gardens, and volunteer program management.

Alcatraz Gardens Docents Alcatraz Historic Gardens Docents >>
Alcatraz Gardens docents lead visitors through the gardens for up to an hour and engage visitors at a designated stop in the garden. Docents complete a training course and lead tours at least twice a month.

Park volunteer GGRO Internships and Volunteer Opportunities >>
The Golden Gate Raptor Observatory (GGRO) uses long-term volunteer-powered research programs to track the fall migration of raptors through the Marin Headlands.

Habitat Restoration Team Habitat Restoration Team Internship - Golden Gate National Recreation Area >>
The Habitat Restoration Team’s goal is to engage the community members to help preserve, restore and maintain the natural diversity and beauty of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Home Land Security Volunteer Art Guides >>
The Parks Conservancy and our Partner FOR-SITE Foundation is looking for volunteers be a part of the team that connects the Home Land Security exhibit with visitors!

One Tam Environment and Community Steward Internship >>
We are looking to hire interns who are excited about working on habitat restoration and community science projects while engaging the local community in the conservation of Mount Tamalpais.

Park volunteer Weed Watchers >>
The Weed Watcher program is a volunteer-based invasive plant early detection program. Join staff and other volunteers on excursions in spectacular locations to identify weeds as they first invade.

Youth Programs Intern, Park Stewardship Program >>
We are looking for an individual who is excited about engaging local youth in service, learning, experiential education and leadership experiences in the Golden Gate National Parks.

Volunteer Home Land Security Art Guide >>
Home Land Security Art Guide volunteers will be responsible for providing all aspects of visitor service to exhibition visitors at historic military sites in Fort Winfield Scott in the Presidio of San Francisco.


The Golden Gate National Parks Volunteer Program is a cooperative parkwide effort of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the National Park Service, and the Presidio Trust.

Contact Information

(415) 561-3044

Volunteer FAQ >>