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

Building Beaver Dam Analogs

So much dam work My main project this month was to work with the Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) to build Beaver Dam Analogs (BDAs) to reinforce already existing dams that have been built on a stretch of creek. Why are beaver dams important? Well, they

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Something I learned at my park

My motivation to reach out to other communities has always been something I have been involved in since middle school. So to be doing this large project all on my own has surprisingly been at least comfortable and familiar for me to do. While there

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My First Conference

The past week I attended my first work conference! Thanks to my training budget from the Resource Assistant program, I got the chance to go to RALLY 2023 in Portland, Oregon. RALLY is an annual conference hosted by The Land Trust Alliance for passionate land

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Attending the Urban and Community Forestry Bootcamp

In July, I was able to attend Region 5’s Urban and Community Forest (UCF) Bootcamp, a training session that spanned 3 days to learn everything there is to about the program. Located at the Region 5 Vallejo Office and designed for people working within UCF,

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Tell everyone about your main project

My main project at the Ankeny Hill Park is creating a large event that the kids at the Boys and Girls Club can participate in. The goal for the event is to make more people aware of our recently opened Nature Center and showcase its

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