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 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.

Restoration and Volunteer Management Internship Restoration and Volunteer Management Internship — Park Stewardship Program >>
The Park Stewardship Program is seeking a motivated intern to work in a dynamic community-based habitat restoration program in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Trails Intern Trail Construction and Maintenance Internship >>
Trail Construction and Maintenance Interns work with National Park Service trail crew and Golden Gate Parks Conservancy staff by assisting in the construction and maintenance of park trails in Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties.

Thrais Intern Trail Stewardship Internship >>
Trail Stewardship Interns will lead community volunteers on projects and provide education on importance of trails and park resources; together helping to obtain the trail goals of the park. By working with both National Park Service staff and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy staff, the Trail Stewardship Interns will assist with maintenance of key trails, while benefiting the community that uses these trails.

Group of volunteers at Lands End Volunteer Stewards of Lands End >>
If you enjoy spending time outdoors, want to learn about habitat restoration, and want to make a difference in your national park, then we welcome you to join the Lands Ends Volunteer Steward Program.

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 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.


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 >>