Internship Program

Investing In the Next Generation and Building Capacity

The One Tam Internship Program seeks to expand the capacity of existing stewardship programs while providing career pathways and job skills for local youth and young adults. Whether restoring sensitive habitat, preserving historic features, improving trails, educating youth, or engaging citizen scientists, interns will gain on-the-ground experience and job skills while working to improve the lands of Mt. Tam. 

Interns will be recruited from local communities with the goal of reflecting the diversity of individuals who share a connection to and passion for the mountain. The program will be structured to provide various levels of engagement so that interns can gain more skills and expand their roles as they advance into tiered positions. The goal is to provide pathways for youth from high school through post-college, and to prepare these participants to assume a range of jobs in conservation and park management. A variety of trainings will be provided and may include office and field work skill building and training.

An intern leads community volunteers on a broom pulling project at Mt. Tam Earth Day

Interns help with trail boardwalk maintenance at Muir Woods

A Summer Youth intern helps temporary shelter for coho salmon smolt and fry at Redwood Creek

Internships offer a wide range of learning opportunities for youth, including classes held in the field

Interns can also gain a broader range of experience by working with multiple programs through a monthly “intern swap”