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SF State's new web-based database for internships, volunteer positions, and other community sevice learning opportunities. Provided by the Institute for Civic & Community Engagement (ICCE). 

For Employers & Organizations

Information on how to recruit Environmental Studies students as interns, employees, or volunteers.

Local Opportunities - Ongoing

Internships with the Parks Conservancy

The Parks Conservancy runs conservation projects throughout the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, from Pacifica in the south to Muir Beach in the north. Students can pick which site/s to work at and what they want to do there. This can include monitoring the habitat improvements or doing the actual restoration work. For more info check out the Parks Conservancy internship page.

Internships with Leadership for Environmental Justice (LEJ)

Please see their website for more information:

Internships with the Audubon Society

Please see the National Audubon Society website for career and internship openings in the San Francisco office and nationwide.

Internships with Environmental Defense Fund

Please see the Environmental Defense Fund Internships and Fellowships page for recent opportunities.

Internships with the US EPA

Please see this pdf.

General Resources

Database of Environmental Organizations

Good place to start looking for possible internship opportunities.

Volunteer Match

Both local and virtual internships available.

Conservation Job Board

A San Francisco based site with strong connections to Bay Area & California employment opportunities. It profiles the latest jobs in the fields related to conservation including environmental education, environmental policy, forestry, wildlife management, fisheries, park management, marine science, ecology, wetlands, and more. Currently the largest conservation-specific job board with over 700 jobs and around 20 new jobs added each day.

Career Opportunities in the Climate Movement

Major list of resources put together by the panel at Powershift '09.


Environmental Job Sources

Environmental Career Opportunities

Environmental Jobs and Careers

Environmental Leadership Program Job Resources

    California Specific Job Sources

    California Personnel Board – to check state jobs. From this page you can also get to separate employment web pages for the many state departments such as the Air Resources Board, California

    Department of Fish and Game, State Lands Commission, Department of Water Resources, etc.

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9.


    The Renewable Natural Resources Foundation (RNRF), has an internship and select "Internships/Education.

    National Wildlife Federation’s Conservation Internships and Fellowship Program – Intern with the NWF in Washington D.C. or be a fellow and get funding to carry out a conservation project on campus.

    General Career Help

    Both the SFSU Career Center and the CHHS Student Resouce Center are good for help with anything career related – for interviewing skills workshops, advice on improving a resume, to help figuring out what type of work do you really like