Education Internship with National Park Service




$30 daily, housing included

Hours per week




Start Date


End Date



Building 201, Fort Mason
San Francisco
United States


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Want to inspire youth to tackle environmental and social justice issues? Drawn to teaching

K-12 students? Fascinated by the geology at your feet? Want to know more about the magic of the ancient redwood forest? Provoked by the possibilities of archeological investigation? Do historic forts fascinate you?

Then, this Education Internship may be just right for you! You will work side-by-side with National Park Service Rangers to deliver K-12 education programs that involve students in personally meaningful and engaging learning in the sciences and social studies.

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area, with sites such as Muir Woods, Alcatraz Island, Marin Headlands, Fort Point National Historic Site, and Presidio of San Francisco, offers a dynamic outdoor classroom.

Job Description

As an Education Intern with the National Park Service, you will:

  • Deliver classroom lessons that prepare students for field sessions
  • Facilitate field programs with other park staff and volunteers
  • Help create lessons and field activities for outdoor programs

Knowledge/Skills Preferred:

  • Good communications skills
  • Bi-lingual skills welcomed, especially Spanish and Chinese
  • A valid driver's license is required (personal vehicle is not required)
  • Professional demeanor while working with visitors and colleagues
  • Interest in student-centered learning


  • Out-of-pocket expenses $30 daily
  • Free Shared Dormitory housing in the park (private room, shared bathroom and kitchen)
  • National Park Service Volunteer uniform
  • Training opportunities in interpretation and education
  • Personal enrichment and experience working in a national park
  • Experience working with diverse groups of students, teachers and park staff


  • Full-time position -- 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday; time-off is available during school breaks as arranged with supervisor

·        Opportunities for October 2018 through May 2019

Contact: Lynn Fonfa, Education Specialist at

For more information about programs, please see our web site at


We are a welcoming multicultural staff and are inclusive in our education programs. This internship offers the opportunity to live and intern in the San Francisco Bay Area, working with students in a national park.

How To Apply

Contact: Please send letter of interest and resume to Lynn Fonfa, Education Specialist at

For more information about programs, please see our web site at