Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Golden Gate National Recreation Area is a biodiversity hotspot with unique cultural resources.

Environment for the Americas has partnered with the National Park Service to offer year-long internship opportunities in the natural resource field for diverse, under-represented young adults at Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Positions at Golden Gate NRA involve working with wildlife conservation, habitat restoration, aquatic ecology, and much more!

In addition to working in a variety of ecosystems including coastal prairies, redwood forests, and wetlands, interns at Golden Gate NRA interact with an abundance of diverse plants and animal species while collaborating closely with park staff and partners.


Qualification requirements:


  • Under Direct Hire Authority and Public Land Corps requirements, as provided by the Office of Personnel Management, you MUST be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. legal resident to be eligible for any position.
  • Must be between 18 and 30 years of age.
  • If you are a veteran, you may apply up to age 35.
  • Related educational background and interests preferred.

Internship Blog

Alcatraces: The Bird War

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Pilot Event Preparation

Hello everyone! These past two weeks have been super exciting! Most of my time this week has been spent planning and communicating with folks from various different groups to coordinate the World Migratory Bird Day pilot event. I was able to connect one-on-one with Cat

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Jansy, Olivia, and Britt posing for a photo with milkweed.

Learning Something New

Hello everyone! My name is Olivia and I am a Monarch butterfly field technician intern with Environment for the Americas. I am studying Meteorology and Natural Sciences at the community college back in my hometown with my upcoming graduation in May! I have always had

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Navigating the First Few Weeks

Hi everyone! It has been a wonderful 4 weeks with Birdability! I have met and learned so much from amazing people, those included: Susan Glass, Judith Smith, Stephen and Stephanie from EFTA, and my wonderful supervisors. Embarking on this internship journey has been like stepping

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Welcome Field Season

The wonderful thing (in my opinion) about the Forestry Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program at the US Forest Service here in the Pacific Northwest is the seasonality of our work. Maybe you’re familiar with seasonal work, or have spent time as a seasonal employee, but

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