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

First Month

Time goes by incredibly fast. This is especially true when it is spent doing new things, in a new place, with new people. I can’t believe my first month here in Oregon is over. At this point, I am used to the rain every day

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Direct-seeding and Volunteering in the Presidio

Hello again! I can’t believe it, but it’s already the end of my first month here with GGNRA’s SF team. In my last blog post, I wrote about how new everything was and how excited I was to learn about the conservation practices in the

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Mixing it up

For my blog this month, I’ve opted to draw instead of write. Doing field work and working with data is awesome, but I find myself wanting to engage with my surroundings and cohabitants in different ways. So here are some pen drawings I made of

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Rodeo Gully Grindset

Hello wonderful consumers of this blog – I hope you enjoy this collection of photos and words that embody my experience so far as an aquatic ecology intern and human being living and working at Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Photos taken on traditional unceded

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Seeds and Former Seeds

“He was a slice of pizza and he was very overconfident” – Eric. Ivan here, back behind the keyboard once more in a young 2023. Nature and airplanes all conspired to give me the opportunity to spend Christmas day at the dorm and Rodeo Beach.

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Stephanie Ibarra leans over the bed of a truck that is filled with container plants of grass species.

Planting at Fort Baker!

Happy New Year everybody! Exciting things are happening in the weather here in the bay area. Lots of rain has been coming in and this means that we are able to start planting! For the past month, in fact, I have mainly been focused on

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