Natural Resources Management Intern – San Mateo County

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Environment for the Americas seeks to engage ethnically and racially diverse young professionals in natural resource careers.


Employees for these positions are required to be: 

* US Citizens or Legal Residents

* Fully vaccinated for COVID-19*

DEADLINE TO APPLY: September 9th, 2022

Internship Dates: October 31, 2022 – October 30, 2023 (1 year)

Stipend: $475/week + dorm style housing + INSURANCE


Position Description:

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) is seeking a motivated intern to support natural resource management projects in San Mateo County, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. GGNRA is a destination for both local and international visitors with its sweeping vistas, immense biological diversity, and unique cultural resources. The intern will work with National Park Service staff, partners, and volunteers in a variety of habitats, from coastal prairies to redwood forests, to support conservation of federally protected plants, animals, and sensitive ecosystems.

Work Products: Key deliverables of the internship

  • Assist with planning and implementation of habitat restoration and revegetation field work.
  • Control invasive plant species using hand tools, power tools, and herbicide if qualified.
  • Perform volunteer or contractor oversight during vegetation management work.
  • Map vegetation and rare or invasive and plant populations using GPS data recorders; analyze and display mapped features using GIS technology.
  • Monitor threatened and endangered wildlife including California red-legged frog, San Bruno elfin butterfly, and mission blue butterfly.
  • Monitor rare and endangered plant populations and butterfly host plants.
  • Assist with mission blue butterfly translocation project
  • Data management – collect and enter data and perform quality control for monitoring and work performed.
  • Assist with reporting of monitoring, restoration actions, and experiments performed.
  • Drive truck to/from work sites.
  • Maintain tools and equipment.



  • A love of nature and physical outdoor work in a wide variety of environmental conditions (inclement weather, off-trail, steep slopes, dense vegetation, etc.)
  • Interest in resource management, ecological restoration, endangered species stewardship, and plant identification.
  • Basic computer literacy, Microsoft Word, and Excel.
  • Ability to work independently and take on a leadership role as needed.
  • Desire to work in a small team and to work with a diversity of people with different backgrounds, ethnicity, races, genders, sexualities, ages, and viewpoints.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be in good physical condition (ability to carry up to 30 pounds).
  • A valid driver’s license and good driving record.


  • Education and/or experience in environmental science, ecology, biology, botany, taxonomy, GIS, statistics, database operations, or photography.
  • Experience in technical writing

CPR/First Aid, Wilderness First Aid


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