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Thank you for your interest in an internship at Point Reyes National Seashore!

General Internship Inquiries

For general internship inquiries, please email the following information to the park's volunteer coordinator:

  • Name, email, phone number
  • Resume and/or list of classes completed
  • Type of work requested
  • Availability
  • Need for housing and/or reimbursement for meals and transportation

Once we receive this information, we will forward it to the park staff and inquire as to what opportunities might be available.

If you have any questions, you may contact us at 415-464-5225 or by email.

Current Internship Opportunities

Latino Heritage Internship Program: Point Reyes National Seashore Interpretation and Outreach Assistant
Application deadline: February 7, 2020
The intern will be an integral part of the Division of Interpretation during the busy summer season, providing park orientation, presenting interpretive programs, and furthering outreach to under-resourced communities. There will be two crucial parts to the intern's work: one will be to promote diversity, relevancy, and inclusion through outreach and community engagement, especially leading up to events; the second will be to promote interpretation and resource education through the creation of roving materials and actively roving in different sites throughout Point Reyes National Seashore.

Latino Heritage Internship Program: San Francisco Bay Area Inventory and Monitoring Program Coho and Steelhead Monitoring Intern
Application deadline: February 7, 2020
The Latino Heritage Intern will be paired with the San Francisco Area Network (SFAN) Inventory and Monitoring (I&M) fishery biologist in an eleven-week-long (May, 2020, through August, 2020) biological field assistantship where they will have an opportunity for in-depth learning while collecting vital information on endangered coho salmon and threatened steelhead within Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area. By assisting with the SFAN I&M Coho and Steelhead monitoring program, the Latino Heritage Intern will receive in-depth education on techniques used to monitor endangered coho salmon and threatened steelhead along with other fish species. In addition, members will be exposed to restoration techniques being applied to increase the chance of species survival for the enjoyment of generations to come.

Past Internship Opportunities

See below for some of the internships we have included in the past.

Historic Preservation Team Intern
Application deadline: December 31, 2017

Volunteer Program Management Internship
Application deadline: June 9, 2017

Botany/Range Management Internship (18 KB PDF)
Application deadline: May 4, 2014

Vegetation and Rangeland Management Youth Internship (28 KB PDF)
Application deadline: May 30, 2013

Scientist on a Sphere: Climate Change Science Communication and Education Internship
This was one of many 2012 National Park Service Climate Change Internships offered through the National Council for Science and the Environment at parks across the nation.

Vegetation and Rangeland Management Youth Internship (46 KB PDF)
Application deadline: April 24, 2012

Wetland and Rare Plant Internship (9 KB PDF)
Application deadline: April 27, 2012

Coho and Steelhead Monitoring Program Internship (61 KB PDF)
Application deadline: June 16, 2011

Interdisciplinary Youth Internship
Application deadline: April 22, 2011

Habitat Restoration Internship
Application deadline: September 15, 2010

Natural Resources Internship
Application deadline: April 30, 2009

AmeriCorp Position: Habitat Restoration Volunteer Coordinator
Application deadline: July 31, 2009

Snowy Plover Internship
Application deadline: January 29, 2010

California Exotic Plant Management Team (EPMT) Data/Office Manager Internship
Application deadline: April 15, 2010

Dunes & Wetlands Monitoring and Restoration Internship
Application deadline: April 15, 2010

Giacomini Wetlands Monitoring and Restoration Internship
Application deadline: April 15, 2010

Marine Science Internship
Application deadline: April 18, 2010

Please also see internship postings through the Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center.

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Last updated: January 9, 2020

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Mailing Address:

1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Phone:

415-464-5100
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