Aquatics, Arts & Cultural Resources, Recreation, Recreation Programming
The East Bay Regional Park District is a special district, established in 1934 to provide park and open space to the residents of Alameda and Contra Costa counties. With 65 parks, over 120,000 acres, and over 1,200 miles of trails, we are the largest regional parkland agency in the nation. Each year the District employs approximately two-dozen student interns with a primary program purpose of offering students a paid and enriching on-the-job learning experience, relevant to their area of academic study.
Under direction of a project supervisor, an intern is assigned to work on a specific project less than 30 hours a week for a period that can last between 12 - 20 weeks. This year's fall program has ten separate projects. The projects are located in various departments which include: Public Affairs; Park Operations; and Acquisition, Stewardship, and Development.
Education: Must be in attendance at, or on legitimate leave from, a high school, trade school, college or university. Academic background compatible to departmental assigned projects, and
License: Must possess a valid California driver's license. This requirement may be waived at the discretion of the General Manager for disabled or other applicants where the projects are such that a valid California Driver's License would not be necessary.
Majors Encouraged: Natural Sciences, Parks and Recreation, Business, Computer Sciences, Library Science, Fire Science, Geography, and English, or other closely compatible majors. Each individual project may require different educational specialties.
The East Bay Regional Park District is a system of beautiful public parks and trails in Alameda and Contra Costa counties on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay.The East Bay Regional Park District will preserve a priceless heritage of natural and cultural resources open space, parks and trails for the future and will set aside park areas for enjoyment and healthful recreation for generations to come. An environmental ethic guides us in all that we do.