Youth Program Intern

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Deadline to Apply:

Thursday, July 27, 2017, 11:00pm


San Francisco, CA
United States

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Description of Duties

Working directly under the Youth Programs Manager, the Youth Programs Intern will:

  •  Plan, organize, and lead 2-3 weekly service-learning programs for K-12 youth in Marin City, CA; Pacifica, CA; and San Francisco, CA during the school year
  • Collaborate with Park ecologists to organize service projects for youth volunteer
  •  Organize and lead outdoor trips and service projects for youth
  • Perform outreach and build partnerships with local schools and youth organizations
  • Learn to develop and deliver culturally relevant outdoor programs
  • Lead the LINC (Linking Individuals to their Natural Community) program during the summer
  • Recruit local high school students , especially those from underserved communities
  • Lead youth in cultural and natural resource conservation projects
  • Work with youth to enhance their leadership, teamwork, and professional skills
  •  Assist with all aspects of managing an outdoor youth program
  • Build partnerships with and perform outreach to Bay Area communities
  • Maintain detailed data collection and track key program statistics
  • Capture, edit, and share digital media to promote the program
  • Support other stewardship efforts by leading habitat restoration volunteer events, removing invasive plants, planting native plants, working in native plant nurseries, and maintaining trails

Desired qualifications

  • Interested in habitat restoration, ecology, and natural resource management
  • Attracted to outdoor and experiential education
  • Passionate about youth development and social justice
  • Experience with youth of diverse cultural, social, and economic backgrounds
  •  Loves nature, working outdoors, and getting your hands dirty
  • Confident speaking in front of groups
  • Flexible and adaptable to change
  •  Values teamwork and leadership development; can give and receive constructive feedback
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) and Google products (docs and sheets)
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean record

Physical Requirements and Work Conditions

  • Work is performed in an office setting 1-2 days per week and outdoors 3-4 days per week
  • Intern will drive a 12-15 passenger van on windy roads for up to 4 hours at a time
  • Intern will work outdoors up to 6 hours per day in inclement weather, on steep slopes, and in areas with poison oak and ticks
  • Intern will lift objects weighing up to 40 pounds and hike up to 10 miles over uneven terrain

Compensation and benefits

  • Compensation includes a taxable stipend of $275/week OR a taxable stipend of $150/week with dorm housing. Applicant must be at least 21 years old to live in dorms. Dorm amenities include:
    Private single room
    In-unit washer/dryer
    Free Wi-Fi and utilities
    Daily commute shuttle
    Communal kitchen and living space
    Easy access to the nation’s premier urban National Park
  • Receive training in AED/CPR, Wilderness First Aid, and Commercial Class B Drivers License
  • Special access to Park Academy classes


  • Desired Start Date: early October 2017
  • Length of Position: 12 month commitment
  • Schedule:  40 hours per week, Tuesday to Saturday with regular early, late, or overnight days
  • Youth Programs Intern reports directly to Youth Programs Manager

How to Apply:

To Apply

  • Please email a resume and cover letter to Elsa Calvillo at with the position title in the subject line
  • We are accepting applications through July 28, 2017 or until the position is filled
  • No phone calls please

The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy endeavors to build a staff which reflects the diversity of our Bay Area community. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.