Latest Internship Postings

Posted 1/8/2018
Internship with Friends of the Urban Forest. Find out more here:

Biology 91 and 92 are not offered in the Fall semester 2017.  Check in again Spring 2018!

Posted June 13, 2017
  • Fantastic opportunity with Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy - One year  internship with housing opportunity. Here are the details.
  • Several great internships with Sutro Stewards.
  • Paid part-time position with Sutro Stewards.

Posted May 12, 2017
Paid internship this Summer at the EcoCenter at Heron's Head Park! Find out more here. PAID

Posted February 25, 2017
not exactly an internship, but an amazing 6 week Summer opportunity for pre-med students at Stanford.  For more information, click here.

Posted January 31, 2017

Aquarium of the Bay is looking for a few good part-time Interpretive Naturalists to join the Education Team.  PAID

Position Information:

Interpretive Naturalists welcome, orient, and engage with guests from all around the world who are visiting Aquarium of the Bay through explaining general information related to the exhibits and animals, answering questions and casual conversations, and leading presentations for groups of 50+ guests.

To apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and three references describing your interest and experience related to this position via e-mail to Vanessa Gayton at vanessa@bay.orgClick here to view the full Interpretive Naturalist job description. 


Posted January 30, 2017

The SFPUC’s Marine Biology Laboratory is seeking a current or very recent student in marine biology, biology, environmental science or a closely related field, who is interested in working with SFPUC Marine Biologists. The focus of this position will be monitoring the nearshore environment in support of the SFPUC’s wastewater discharge permit requirements. Duties will include: assisting in the processing of marine samples for benthic invertebrate taxonomic analysis, participating in aquatic bioassay testing, assisting with data entry and analysis and contributing to variety of field sampling and monitoring support tasks.

Deadline to apply: February 15, 2017

Posted January 23, 2017
Nature in the City
This fabulous organization is looking for an intern.  More information here.

Posted January 19, 2017
San Francisco Botanical Garden Children's Garden Internship - PAID

Intern Job Description

Interns primary responsibility is to work with elementary students participating in a multi-visit garden program as well as assisting with Saturday family programs.

Programs are based in the Childrens Garden, with vegetable beds, butterfly garden, sensory garden, orchard and a California Natives garden. Intern will also be responsible for basic garden maintenance.


*  March-May prepare and present hands-on gardening, environmental education, and nature craft activities for children ages 5 12 in the Childrens Garden.

*  Assist with maintenance of Childrens Garden - water, weed, plant.

*  Assist with our Saturday Family Bean Sprouts Program from April-May.

*  Work with Childrens Garden Educator, another intern, teachers and parent volunteers to handle daily logistics.


*  Ability to work with a diverse urban population.

*  Previous experience working with children ages 5 - 12.

*  Gardening experience helpful.

*  Dependability and self-confidence essential.

 Work Schedule

20 hours per week, March to May. Must be available March-May during program hours, Monday through Thursday, 9:00-1:00, as well as Saturdays 12:30-4:30 pm, April 1 through May 20, for our family Bean Sprouts program.

Possibility of summer employment as well.

Salary $15/ hr.

 To Apply: Please email resume and detailed cover letter to Gretchen Norrell, Childrens Garden Educator

Posted January 12, 2017

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at University of San Diego for Summer 2017, especially targeting community college students, veterans, and underrepresented minority students.

The research will engage students in a collaborative, interdisciplinary research on climate change alongside USD faculty. There is also an amazing stipend ($4,500!), FREE on-campus housing for the duration of the program (10-weeks in San Diego!), travel funds ($918), and even research supply funds ($1200)!   More information at

Deadline is Febuary 27.

Posted January 10, 2017

The Watershed Stewardship Program  at Marin Municipal Water District this year is looking for volunteers for their Frog Docent Program for Spring 2017, which includes monitoring program for the endangered Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog, March through June 2017.

Orientation for the Frog Docent Program is on February 25th from 10 am to 3 pm. Volunteers will be meeting at Sky Oaks Headquarters for a brief introduction to FYLF, program details, and then taken on the stunning hike to the observation site, Little Carson Falls.

Frog Docent Summary:
Weekly Frog Blog:

Posted January 5, 2017
Harvard Forest is offering an exciting summer program for undergraduate students to collaborate with scientists conducting ecological research. 
The strict deadline for this program is February 3rd, 2017 @ 11:59pm.

Applications are currently being accepted on-line and complete details are listed on their website.

Program dates for 2017 are May 22 – August 4, 2017.

I will be on sabbatical in the Fall of 2016 - please contact Joe Cannon at for internship opportunities.

Posted May 11, 2016: Job posting is pleased to announce a summer internship program at the EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park for two City College of San Francisco students made possible by a generous grant from San Francisco

Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). The EcoCenter is an environmental education center located in Heron’s Head Park in Bayview Hunters Point. This unique facility features sustainable building technologies related to water conservation and management, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and alternative wastewater treatment technologies.

This program will teach the interns advanced concepts in environmental stewardship and will provide them with hands-on work experience with water conservation and management, renewable energy, and wastewater treatment technologies at the EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park and San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Applicant is a City College of San Francisco student who meets at least ONE of the following criteria:

  • -is enrolled in or has completed the SUST 91 work experience course titled “Applied Research in Sustainability”, OR
  • -is enrolled in the “Sustainability Certificate” which requires SUST 91, OR
  • -intends to be an Environmental Studies and Science major, OR
  • -has taken sustainability or ecology-related classes at CCSF or elsewhere (ex. Ecology, Intro to Alternative Energy, Green Business, Environmental Monitoring, or others)

2. Applicant has knowledge of basic principles of environmental science and sustainability.

3. Applicant has interest in the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the EcoCenter.

4. Applicant must be able to commit approximately 10 hours per week for 9 weeks starting June 1st and ending August 6th.

*Applicants who are Southeast San Francisco residents (former or current), persons of color and/or women who meet minimum qualifications are encouraged to apply. is an equal opportunity employer.

Responsibilities and Duties

● Learn and apply concepts in environmental science and sustainability.

● Assist with the day-to-day operations and maintenance at the EcoCenter which include: ○ native landscaping and habitat restoration,

○ environmental monitoring of the wastewater treatment system and constructed wetland, o and Green cleaning and other general maintenance.

● Answer guest questions and deliver short impromptu tours of the EcoCenter.

● Attend tours of SFPUC facilities and learn about careers related to water and energy.

● Participate in job skills workshops.

● Complete a final project on topics related to environmental themes.

● Applicant must be able to lift 25 pounds or more, bend, and reach above their head. ● This position includes work outdoors and in the elements.

Hours and compensation

 $13 per hour

 Average of 10 hours per week for a total of 100 hours

How to apply

Interested applicants should email their resume and a letter of interest to the EcoCenter Coordinator at Materials may also be submitted in-person at the EcoCenter. Please submit your materials by May 20th. Qualified applicants will be contacted immediately to set up an interview time.

Posted May 10, 2016
: This is a job announcement:

The Summer Learning Youth Leader is responsible for running the Summer Learning Program in various Marin County State Parks. This 12-week program focuses on engaging local youth and their families through day trips, camping and outdoor education experiences in Marin County State Parks and National Parks.

Application information can be found at this link. The due date is May 25th.

Summer in Learning Youth Leader, Park Stewardship

                Apply here:

Posted May 5, 2016
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is open for Summer Internships - check out their website at
Academic Internship Program.

Posted February 12, 2016
White Shark Africa is now accepting applications for the 2016 Shark
Internship Program. This internship offers hands on approach to working
not only with sharks, but also other marine species in the area. The
ultimate goals of the program are shark conservation through research
and education primarily through our cage diving operation.

They are involved in a number of projects that contribute to contemporary
research. Below is a link chronicling some of work we do:
For any further questions please do not hesitate to contact Gibbs Kuguru
MSc Genetics Candidate - Stellenbosch University
Scientist in Residence - White Shark Africa
+27 (0) 79 408 0754

Posted February 8, 2016
From Veder Garcia, PhD, the coordinator of the 2016 summer internship program in the Department of Plant Biology at the Carnegie Institution for science located on the Stanford University campus. More details about the program in the link below. Veder was contacting CCSF  because s/he trying to increase the pool of underrepresented students, specially Hispanics and students of color,  applying to their program. This is a great opportunity for students to experience working in a research lab and interact with scientists. Also, should you  have questions please feel free contact Veder  at

Program and application:

Department of Plant Biology

Posted February 1, 2016
Terrific opportunity for paid Summer internships in Conservation Biology:
The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at UC Santa Cruz exposes early-career college students to the field of environmental conservation through field research, leadership and professional training.  The program includes two years of paid summer experiences.  

 The online application and transcript(s) are due by 11:59 pm PST on Monday, February 15, 2016. Letter(s) of recommendation are due by 11:59 pm PST on Monday February 22, 2016. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Community college students will be considered eligible if they are able to demonstrate that they are matriculated in a 4 year institution and plan to be a student at that institution for a minimum of 2 years. 

Year 1:

  • Eight-week, paid, intensive summer course integrating conservation design, leadership and research experiences while traveling with a close group of peers and mentors
  • Winter workshop on professional development and leadership in conservation

Year 2:

  • Eight-week, paid, intensive summer internship with a conservation organization or agency

Scholar Benefits

  • Scholars receive a $4000 stipend each summer
  • Year-round support from UCSC staff and an identified mentor at your home institution
  • Scholars who complete the program become part of a growing scholarly and professional network of Doris Duke Conservation Scholars

We are looking for students to participate in our 2016 – 2018 program:
Interested students and faculty should contact them

Posted January 6, 2016

The  Frog and Turtle Docent Programs of Marin Municipal Water District Volunteer division and the Americorps Watershed Stewards Program is starting soon! These two programs run March through June, and they are looking for motivated volunteers to protect the foothill yellow-legged frog and monitor the western pond turtle on Mount Tamalpais. I

Volunteers and students of all backgrounds are welcome, and these programs are great opportunities to dive into wildlife conservation and monitoring. The training for the Frog Docent program is on Saturday, February 27th from 10am-3pm and turtle Docent training will be held on Saturday, March 5th, from 9am-12pm. Any questions and RSVP’s can be directed to or 415-945-1128.

Hi, I was on sabbatical from August to December - my fabulous colleague Peggy Lopipero-Langmo administered the program and placed 12!!! CCSF students in the highly competitive Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy internships!  Congratulations!

Posted August 10, 2015
Former Center for Habitat Restoration/Bio 92 intern Amy Ellevold just sent me this letter:
"I am working with Sutro Stewards and wanted to let you know that we have two great internship opportunities. One of these opportunities would include working with me and the nursery manager in the native plant nursery, helping with volunteer program and assisting with propagation activities. The other opportunity is working with our conservation manager who primarily deals with planning, implementing, and maintaing our conservation sites. Although there are two separate positions the interns will get to spend time working in both areas.  When I heard about these internships CCSF was the first place I thought of because you gave me my first internship working with plants. It set such a wonderful tone for the rest of my college experience!"
For more information: Flyer

Posted May 18, 2015

One Tam is looking for interns to join our team in the fall!  The internships will offer a multi-disciplinary opportunity to work on Mount Tamalpais with California State Parks, the National Park Service, Marin Municipal Water District, Marin County Parks and the Parks Conservancy. The environment is excellent for dynamic individuals interested in applying themselves across many fields and who would be as thrilled as we are to work with the diverse landscapes of the mountain and the diverse populations of Marin County.

They are offering

  1. Youth and Community Program Interns will focus on engaging the local community by leading volunteers on work days, hosting school programs and leading interpretive field walks.  They will work heavily with youth and partake in tabling and outreach.  
  2. Restoration and Community Science Program Interns will focus assisting and leading volunteer programs in the restoring of habitats, maintaining trails and community science programs, such as the Marin Wildlife Picture Index Project.

Both internships will offer a mix of office and field work.  They are based out of the Sky Oaks Ranger Station just outside of Fairfax, CA.

Full descriptions can be found at this link:  Contact  William Hough <> for more information.

Posted May 11, 2015 is pleased to announce a summer internship program at the EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park for four City College of San Francisco students made possible by a generous grant from San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). The EcoCenter is an environmental education center located in Heron’s Head Park in Bayview Hunters Point. This unique facility features sustainable building technologies related to water conservation and management, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and alternative wastewater treatment technologies.

This program will teach the interns advanced concepts in environmental stewardship and will provide them with hands-on work experience with water conservation and management, renewable energy, and wastewater treatment technologies at the EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park and San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. More information.

Posted May 1st, 2015
The Academic Internship Team at the Golden Gate National Parks is excited to announce that they are seeking six summer interns. Applications are accepted until Friday, May 8th at 5pm. Summer internships begin Sunday, May 24th, and run through Saturday, August 15th. Academic Interns receive a stipend of $50/day. Academic Interns are not eligible to live in park housing.
Contact Crima Pogge at if you need help with the application!

 Please be aware that at this time, the Academic Internship Program is open only to students at the City College of San Francisco and San Francisco State University. Students from universities other than the City College of San Francisco or San Francisco State University are not eligible for the program. 

The summer positions include: 

 For more information on the internships, please click on the internship titles or click here.

 TO APPLY: Please email a resume and cover letter to: by Friday, May 8th at 5pm. Please indicate if you are interested in more than one position.

 If you have questions, please contact

Posted March 15, 2015
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is hiring a temporary on-call Project Information Coordinator (PIC). The PIC position is a great for students and individuals excited in learning about the National Parks. Email Crima at if interested.

Posted 12/5/2014
Exciting internship at the Exploratorium - for CCSF students only!  Find out more here.

Posted 10/8/2014

The Trail Stewardship Program is now accepting applications for TWO outstanding internship opportunities: Trail Construction and Maintenance Intern and Trail Stewardship Intern. While working alongside the National Park Service’s Golden Gate Trail Crew, interns play a vital role in restoring and sustaining over 150 miles of trail, protecting the resources along the trail corridor, and providing a world-class visitor experience.Contact Crima for more information.

Posted 9/18/2014
2014 interns
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and Golden Gate National Parks
offer forty incredible internships exclusively for students at CCSF and SFSU! Part-time in the Spring semester, and possibly full-time during the Summer.  From habitat restoration to marketing and internet design. Check it out - this is an incredible opportunity!
If you are interested, you can apply directly or contact Crima Pogge for help with the application!
Deadline for applications is 10/6!!!!  Apply now!

Posted 9/4/2014
Habitat Restoration Intern (full-time) February - December 2015

Posted 8/14/2014
San Francisco Recreation and Park Department
PAID internship - find out more here.

Posted 7/17/2014
Neurobiology lab at CCSF
"We are recruiting a part-time laboratory volunteer to join a neurobiology laboratory at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Parnassus campus. Major task for the selected volunteer will be performing PCR reactions, with possibility of other techniques depending on schedule availability and willingness to learn. Training will be provided. 

Preferred qualifications for the candidates include biology or biology-related majors, flexible work hours (minimum: 4 hours/day and 2 weekdays/week), and/or experience. Freshmen or sophomores are encouraged to apply.

Interested individuals should send C.V. to lab manager, Ms. Amy Tang, at"

Posted 6/17/2014

Center for Imaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases 
Veterans Affairs Medical Center 

Position Definition: Recruit and schedule volunteer participants for a brain imaging research study (see internship posting below for more information).. 

Posted 6/10/2014
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
We have three different internship positions:
1-     Ecological Restoration and Volunteer Management Internship –  We have positions on all three of our regional teams. The desired start date for these positions is early October. Click on the link for more information about the position and how to apply.
2-     Youth and Community Engagement Internship - The desired start date for this position is early October. Click on the link for more information about the position and how to apply.
3-     Volunteer Programs Internship – Desired start date for this position is early August. Click on the link for more information about the position and how to apply.
Crima Pogge,
Jun 17, 2014, 1:31 PM