Birdability Internship – ONSITE – Multiple National Park Service Sites, including Golden Gate National Recreation Area (California) and Saguaro National Park (Tucson)

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Start/End Dates: January 20, 2024 – May 20, 2024 (20 weeks)

Compensation: $620 per week

Application Due: December 20, 2023

Environment for the Americas (EFTA) and Birdability, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) seeks to engage ethnically and racially diverse young professionals in natural resource careers. For this position, we also seek participants who have experience as visually, hearing, or mobility challenged or neurodivergence. You must be (additional requirement):

  • a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

* No personal vehicle is required for this position.

Please Apply Here

Accessible Application Process:

We are committed to providing a fully accessible application process. If you require any accommodations during the application, interview, or selection process, please reach out to Susan Bonfield at to schedule an interview via voice or video relay. We are here to ensure your application experience is smooth and accessible and we welcome alternative application materials as needed, including video applications or other preferred forms of communication. 

Support and Accommodations:

We understand that individuals with disabilities have varying access needs and we are committed to discussing and providing flexible work arrangements, including remote work or adjustments to working hours. We aim to create an inclusive and accommodating work environment.

We are ready to provide needed accommodations to interns with disabilities and are committed to making any necessary adjustments to ensure that you can perform your tasks effectively and comfortably.

Position Description

As a Birdability Intern, you will play a vital role in the development and implementation of this groundbreaking program. Here’s what you’ll be involved in:

  • Reviewing park facilities and programming to assess accessible opportunities.
  • Developing activities specific to various accessibility challenges, examining at least 4 challenges at the park site.
  • Piloting birding activities in the parks and making changes based on the results.
  • Coordinating and hosting an accessibility-focused World Migratory Bird Day event at paired NPS sites as a culminating activity at the park site.
  • Creating online resources to share with other parks interested in implementing similar opportunities.



  • Passion for wildlife conservation and accessibility/ inclusion.
  • Strong commitment to communication and learning.
  • Prior experience in training on or addressing accessibility challenges is a plus.
  • Knowledge of or interest in birds/birding and use of binoculars is desirable,

Join us in this meaningful and innovative internship program that contributes to the accessibility and inclusivity of national parks while promoting the joys of birds and birding. Apply today to be a part of this groundbreaking initiative and make a lasting impact on our natural spaces.

EEO Statement

Environment for the Americas provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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