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Education and Interpretation Member (Internship)


American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service is seeking ONE additional Member to serve as a four Member cohort. The Member will contribute to interpretation and education projects alongside National Park Service Staff at Golden Gate National Recreation Area focusing within the Muir Woods National Monument area.

Want to inspire K-12th students to tackle environmental and social justice issues? Want to engage students to recognize the value of diverse perspectives and challenge the dominant narrative? Fascinated by the geology at your feet? Are you curious to know more about the magic of the ancient redwood forest?

Then, this Education Internship may be just right for you!


For more information about ACE, please visit:

Start Date: March 2024, ASAP

Estimated End Date: 20 weeks from start date

*a 20-week minimum commitment is required *


Location: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the greater San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Golden Gate National Recreation Area encompasses multiple park sites such as Muir Woods National Monument, Alcatraz Island, Marin Headlands, Fort Point National Historic Site, and Crissy Field within the Presidio of San Francisco. This park unit hosts 19 distinct ecosystems, 2000 plant and animal species, and offers a diverse cultural history for visitors to learn about and explore.

For more information about Golden Gate National Recreation Area please visit:

For more information about Golden Gate National Recreation Area's Education Programs visit Education - Golden Gate National Recreation Area (U.S. National Park Service) (


Position Overview: You will work side-by-side with National Park Service Rangers to deliver K-12 education programs that involve students in meaningful and engaging learning opportunities in the sciences and social studies at Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). Selected members will be stationed at one of the four GGNRA parks as their primary focus - Muir Woods National Monument, Marin Headlands, Alcatraz Island, or Presidio of San Francisco's Crissy Field/Fort Point National Historic Site.

As an Education Intern with the National Park Service, you will:

  • Co-deliver classroom lessons that prepare students for field sessions
  • Facilitate field programs with other park staff and volunteers
  • Help create lessons and field activities for outdoor programs
  • Guide general park visitors with orientation and information

Example Day-to-Day Schedule:

  • Tuesday-Friday: Youth leadership with K-12th grade schools for classroom visits and field-based education programs
  • Saturday: General public interpretation with park visitors - leading short talks or staffing orientation and information desks

Scheduling: Full time position - 40 hours week, Tuesday- Saturday; time- off is available during school breaks as arranged by supervisor.


Position Benefits

Living Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $550 week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.

Housing: ACE members will be accommodated in provided shared housing at no cost for the duration of the term.

AmeriCorps Education Award Program: This position may be eligible for a 675-hour AmeriCorps Education Award while serving under the EAP 2023/24 grant year program valued at $2,472.27 upon successful completion of a complete service term and 675 hours.

Public Land Corps Hiring Authority: 
Members serving under this agreement may be eligible for a hiring authority upon completion of their term of service. PLC projects also include specific eligibility requirements such as age and citizenship. Please contact ACE staff with questions about eligibility, or view general information online

Provided Training/Orientation: ACE members will receive position specific training and an orientation outlining ACE policies and procedures, clear guidance on prohibited activities, and networks for support.




  • Members must be US citizen or Permanent Resident, as required to comply with U.S. government contracts
  • Willing and able to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.
  • Ability to be both self-directed/work alone, and be a positive, contributing member of a group.
  • A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request).
  • Willing to undergo and must pass required criminal history checks.
  • Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Must be 21 and over to apply
  • ACE Members will need to complete bi-weekly timesheets, beginning of term feedback forms, end of term evaluations and for longer terms, a mid-term evaluation.
  • Member may not participate in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement.
  • To learn more about eligibility requirements, please visit our website
  • A personal vehicle


  • Experience performing education programming for racially and ethnically diverse youth from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Candidates with bilingual skills are encouraged to apply with a preference for Spanish/Cantonese.
  • Competitive applicants for this position can hold or be pursuing a minimum of a associate degree, or bachelor's degree and/or have relevant experience working with youth in education programming.
  • Knowledge of good communications skills; organizational skills; enthusiastic demeanor while working with visitors and colleagues; interest in working with Title I schools in the Bay Area; interest in student-centered learning, culturally relevant pedagogy, and curriculum-based education.
  • Ability to work with public Title I schools from diverse communities and willingness to conduct independent research.
  • Deep interest in student-based learning and curriculum-based education.

Physical Demands, Work Environment and Working Conditions:

  • Physical Demands: Requires frequent sitting, standing, walking, hiking, carrying, using hands to handle or feel, reaching with hands and arms, talking and hearing. Manual dexterity required for use of various tools, computer keyboard/mouse and other office equipment. Required to stoop, kneel, climb stairs, and/or crouch.
  • Vision Requirements: Requires close, distance, peripheral and depth perception vision as well as the ability to focus.
  • Weight Lifted or Force Exerted: Frequently moves up to 10 lbs., ability to move up to 25 pounds.
  • Environmental: Outdoor and indoor conditions. Work environment conditions can change frequently; working under adverse weather conditions and in various climates.
  • Noise Environment: Moderate noise such as in a business office with equipment and light traffic.
  • Travel: This position may require domestic travel.

Environmental Conditions/Hazards: The ACE member(s) may encounter environmental conditions/hazards including extreme heat or cold, rocky terrain, swamp or wetland conditions, biting insects, and potentially dangerous wildlife. The member is expected to conduct duties in a safe and orderly manner so as not to endanger self, fellow staff/members or resources.

Vehicle and Equipment Use/Safety: A personal vehicle is required to get to and from work. The Member may be responsibile for their own private transportation and commuting expenses to their duty station.

Any tools required for the accomplishment of the duties will be provided by the NPS. Use of personal protective equipment (PPE), typically provided by the NPS, will be mandatory for any activity that requires it. Strict adherence to NPS and ACE equipment training, certification and safety protocols is required.


To Apply: Please submit your resume, a cover letter demonstrating your interest and experience, and contact information for three professional/academic references to the online application page for this position here:

If you have any questions regarding this position please feel free to contact ACE EPIC NPS Recruitment and Outreach Manager, Victoria yee, at


EEO: Employment with ACE is based upon ability, qualifications, attitude, and job-related factors. Every qualified employee or applicant has the same opportunity for recruitment, hire, training, transfer, promotion, compensation, demotion, termination, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, national origin, pregnancy, ancestry, citizenship status, genetic information (including of a family member), veteran or military status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, medical condition, marital or parental status, political affiliation, ethnicity, hair texture or style, arrest record, caste, hereditary status, endogamy, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, or federal law.