Internships available at Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Oct. 09, 2012

Internship Location

At the Bay Area’s doorstep are some of the most beautiful and diverse parklands anywhere. The Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) is one of the world’s largest urban national park systems encompassing 80,000 acres of California coastal landscape visited by 17 million people each year. These parklands add immeasurably to the quality of life in the Bay Area. The Trails Forever-Trail Stewardship Internship offers the experience to work in conjunction with the National Park Service and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy within the GGNRA parkland boundaries. Trails Forever, a park wide initiative launched in 2003, was designed to accomplish the mission of creating a world class trail system by utilizing community stewards in improving the quality of trails, supporting resource preservation and engaging the community in sustaining the parks’ trail system in perpetuity.


Internship Major Duties

Trail Stewardship Interns will support park staff by assisting in the construction and maintenance of park trails in Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties. In addition Trail interns will assist park staff with the coordination of volunteers on trail projects.


Desired Knowledge and Skills

Working Conditions

Work is performed outdoors in hilly terrain near the Pacific Coast in elevations from sea level to 2000 feet.  Weather conditions range from hot, dry and dusty to foggy, cold and rainy. Interns may work and operate equipment in adverse conditions that include extended exposure to sun, wind, rain, loud noise, uneven terrain, mud and various insects.  There is a frequent exposure to poison oak and ticks.  Work includes strenuous physical labor.


Application deadline: November 2, 2012
Desired start date: December 3, 2012
Length of position: 5-6 month commitment
Schedule:  40 hours per week, Mon- Thurs or Wed-Sat schedule
Age requirement: 21 years or older
Is transportation provided? Transportation is provided to and from the trails shop and the housing
Does position provide out-of-pocket expenses? Yes, $125/week will be provided, (taxable). 
Does position provide housing? If your permanent residence is more than 50 miles from San Francisco, yes housing is provided. Housing is located in Marin County, north side of Golden Gate Bridge.  




To apply, please send resume and cover letter by November 2 at 5pm to:

No Phone Calls Please.


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