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The Summer Internship Program provides an in-depth summer job experience for those youth who have participated in, or graduated from, either the LINC or IYEL programs. This past year, Park Stewardship teamed up with the Crissy Field Center who took the lead on organizing and placing students in these summer positions. These internships are designed to provide students with handson job experience in a variety of fields supported by enthusiastic mentors. Whether it be trail construction in San Mateo, environmental education with Aim High, interpretation at Angel Island or Restoration at Muir Beach, these youth were supported by passionate staff who challenged them to try new things, take risks and become leaders. Many thanks to the Crissy Field Center who helped to organize and run this internship program.

REFLECTIONS My internship this summer really helped me grow as a person. The people I worked with taught me so much. I enjoyed every day of my internship. My experiences and the people I worked with during my 6 week internship have helped inspire me to pursue a career in environmental studies. -Nadeen Hanhan, Presidio Park Stewards Intern, LINC graduate It’s crazy to think that I have lived next to such a fantastic park all my life, yet until now I barely knew about its history and restored sites. This internship has really allowed me to experience and understand these things on a much deeper level. -Sofia Trogu, Presidio Park Stewards Intern, LINC graduate

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HOST AGENCIES BAY AREA WILDERNESS TRAINING CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVANCY MARINE MAMMAL CENTER NATIONAL PARK SERVICE PRESIDIO TRUST

Parks Stewardship Youth Programs 2013  

Summary Report Parks Stewardship Program Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy