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

Current opportunities:

Community Volunteer Ambassador Internship

Make a difference at Point Reyes National Seashore by sharing your passion for the park and developing that passion in others. The Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) intern assists the park's Volunteer Office to increase opportunities for the community to engage in meaningful volunteer experiences. The CVA intern will reach out to and encourage participation from those of various backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, abilities, and ages, particularly youth. By the end of the internship, the CVA intern will have helped to increase the capacity of the park to host volunteers while having created systems to sustain this growth.

The CVA intern will have many opportunities to develop skills in leadership, collaboration, communication, and program and project management. Other benefits include:

  • $440/week living allowance
  • $5,920.00 AmeriCorps Education Award
  • Health insurance
  • Non-Competitive Hiring Status on USAjobs.gov
  • Industry Relevant Hands-on Training and Professional Development Opportunities

Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • U.S. citizens or permanent legal U.S. residents
  • 21-30 years old
  • 2-year degree holders (minimum)
  • Must be willing to relocate for 1 year
  • Must have a driver's license and clean driving record

Visit https://www.cvainternships.org for more information and to apply.

Application Deadline: November 30, 2018

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.

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 is 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: November 20, 2018

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Mailing Address:

1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956


(415) 464-5100
This number will initially be answered by an automated attendant, from which one can opt to access a name directory, listen to recorded information about the park (i.e., directions to the park; visitor center hours of operation; weather forecast; fire danger information; shuttle bus system status; wildlife updates; ranger-led programs; seasonal events; etc.), or speak with a ranger. Please note that if you are calling between 4:30 pm and 10 am, park staff may not be available to answer your call.

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