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

My Forest is an Office!

When most people think of Forest Service staff, they think of rangers in the field. However, a lot of employees work out of regional or even the Washington Office. I work out of the latter, which means my duties and responsibilities are quite different. It

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Networking is King!!!

When entering any field, it is important to make connection with every person you meet. In the wildlife field, doubly so as there are many projects and surveys happening all at once. Knowing the right people will help you get in are opportunities that many

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Fun Times at Yaquina Head pt. 2

I’ve had a pleasure interning at Yaquina Head and I’m really grateful for having spent this spring and summer with the crew at Yaquina! This last blog will be a continuation of my previous blog as I share the rest of my experience working at

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Fun Times at Yaquina Head pt. 1

Time has flown by at Yaquina Head because my season here is reaching its end 🙁 I’ve spent the past few months learning how to become a park educator and interpreter by participating in lots of visitor services and educational opportunities, and by learning from

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