Go beyond text books, nature videos and the theoretical by engaging in service learning through an internship. An internship with MMWD is an opportunity to gain real world work experience through hands on learning while receiving support from our seasoned staff. Staff give a great deal of time and attention designing interesting and impactful projects for interns to work on. In return, interns commit to bringing their full attention and enthusiasm to their time at MMWD.


We offer semester-long internships through the Parks Conservancy Academic Internship Program. Stipends and academic credit are available only to students currently enrolled at College of Marin, City College of San Francisco and San Francisco State University.

Internships begin mid-January 2019 and require 2-3 full days per week through May with the possibility of extending through the summer.

Internship positions available are involved with youth in nature. Mentorship is provided by MMWD staff.

Position Descriptions
Youth in Nature 

bioblitz plant pressing photo
forest lab intern photo

High School

In the summer, One Tam offers a six week intensive program for high school students called Linking Individuals to their Natural Community (LINC). The LINC program is ideal for current high school students who are open to new experiences, eager to learn new skills and enjoy working outside. Applications are due in March.

Natural Resource Program Internships (NRPI)

MMWD also offers unpaid internships in the field of natural resource management on the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed. The internships provide students with practical experience and direct application in a professional setting. Internships also give students the chance to learn from personal observation and synthesis, to participate directly in problem-solving activities, and to better prepare students for their careers or continuing education. Interns do not have to be currently enrolled in school.

Internship positions vary each season. Please contact us to discuss options.

Recent Projects Have Included

  • Sudden Oak Death monitoring
  • Forest succession monitoring in relation to Douglas-fir encroachment, lack of fire and French broom
  • Botanical Safaris
  • GIS mapping of all culverts on the mountain
  • Habitat and visitor use assessment of creeks for frog re-introduction
  • Smolt trapping in Lagunitas Creek
  • Rare plant mapping
  • Wildlife Picture Index Project cataloging and camera servicing