“Undoubtedly, the skills I have acquired through this internship have empowered me to enhance the strength and impact of my resume. The comprehensive training and hands-on experience in areas such as native and invasive plant identification, invasive plant removal techniques, geo-mapping, trail maintenance, and proficiency in utilizing a variety of manual hand tools have significantly bolstered my professional qualifications. With these newfound skills, I am confident in presenting a stronger and more compelling resume to potential employers.”

-Joe, Spring 2023 Intern

Apply for the American River Parkway Foundation’s Internship Program!

The mission of the American River Parkway Foundation Internship program is to work with ARPF staff to lead and inspire the community to conserve and nurture the American River Parkway as a unique, accessible resource for everyone to enjoy. Interns will get hands-on experience in the environmental field and in running a non-profit business.

Previous interns have worked with invasive plant management, wildfire restoration, trail maintenance, GIS mapping, special events, and other projects. ARPF internships are unpaid positions that provide high school and college credit.

ARPF requires at least 90 hours of volunteer hours through this internship and can meet school requirements for hours as long as they are prearranged.

How to Apply:

  1. Download and fill out the Internship Application
  2. Please email the application along with your resume to volunteer@arpf.org.

Available Internships


The application period for the Spring Internship is from December 15th to January 15th.

The ARPF Spring Internship lasts from the end of January until mid-May.

The application period for the Summer Internship is from May 1st – May 31st

The ARPF Summer Internship lasts from the beginning of June to mid-August.

The application period for the fall internship is July 15th to August 15th.

The ARPF Fall Internship lasts from the end of August to mid-December

(Dates Subject to change)

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