Internship Program Assistant

​​The Presidio Trust is seeking an Internship Program Assistant to join our dynamic team in the Presidio. The Presidio is home to the spectacular vistas, nature, and programs that you would expect in a great national park, plus much more. On any given day at the Presidio, organizations are pursuing new ideas, scientists are conducting research, and people of all ages are learning, playing and exploring. Hundreds of former military buildings are animated by more than 3,000 residents and 200 companies, including high tech start-ups, innovative non-profits and others that offer a welcoming mix of visitor experiences. The park is home to museums, art and archaeological sites, and San Francisco's most panoramic network of trails and diverse recreation opportunities.

The Internships & Volunteer Engagement team is small and highly productive – every member is highly valued. As a part of this team, you'll recruit and welcome new interns to the Presidio. Our ideal candidate is skilled in building and maintaining relationships and loves engaging interns and potential interns. You are a divergent thinker with exceptional communication skills, and are confident contributing to a creative vision. You are detail-oriented, flexible, organized, motivated, and excited to join a fun and highly-collaborative working environment.

This is a full-time TERM position with benefits. This position fills a temporary project need, and is expected to last 13 months, although it may be extended as needed. Applications received by October 16th, 2017 will receive first consideration. We are planning to hold interviews beginning the week of October 23rd, make a job offer by mid-November, and set a work start date in November or December.


  • Conduct recruitment with the goal of reaching a robust, diverse pool of potential candidates.
  • Assist intern mentors with the intern application, interview and selection process.
  • Maintain internship program email account and respond to prospective intern inquiries.
  • Assist with intern onboarding and orientation, including handling enrollment administrative paperwork; welcoming interns on their day of arrival; preparing and sharing orientation materials; orienting interns to the housing, Presidio, and surrounding areas; and explaining program guidelines and procedures.
  • Track and report internship program statistics and accomplishments.
  • Maintain and develop intern program procedures and guidelines.
  • Assist with the coordination of intern and intern mentor trainings and appreciation events.
  • Support intern housing management.
  • Review intern feedback responses from internship satisfaction surveys and exit interviews to identify areas for program improvement.
  • Maintain internship program uniforms and supplies and distribute supplies to interns and housing.
  • Assist with the intern exit process, and develop and coordinate an intern alumni network.
  • Support program purchasing and maintain internship program files.​


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field (social science, communications, etc.) and at least one year experience coordinating interns or volunteers.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills.
  • Positive, professional and engaging demeanor.
  • Detail-oriented with formidable organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work in a team, and with a diversity of people with different backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, sexualities, ages, and viewpoints.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with multiple departments.
  • Comfortable with computers including proficiency with Internet, data management, and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Possession and maintenance of a valid state driver's license. 
  • Walking and standing is required in conjunction with tasks outside of the office. Typically required to carry light items and drive and be a passenger in a motor vehicle. Occasional time spent outdoors as part of orienting new interns to the park.
  • Passion for parks; strong desire to work for the Presidio.

About Interns in the Presidio

The Presidio Trust Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to expose early career adults and local high school and college students to a variety of professions in the Presidio including archeology, ecological restoration, communications, education, and more. Approximately 65 interns participate in our program each year, contributing over 50,000 hours of service to our organization while learning about the park and preparing for their future careers.