Summer Internships in the West


In the summer of 2014, Melanie Langa was the archeology intern for Yellowstone National Park. In this picture, she is holding a GPS in the backcountry of Yellowstone while working on an archeological dig that required a 10-day backpacking trip (Photo: Melanie Langa).

Every summer the Bill Lane Center for the American West offers a multitude of opportunities for undergraduates and graduating seniors to work with organizations throughout the West exploring careers in natural history, conservation, land use, museum curation, resource management, and related fields.

Since 2005, our offerings have grown from five internships to, in some years, as many as 12 diverse opportunities with organizations dedicated to tackling the abundant environmental, economic, and social challenges facing the region.

Internships are 10 weeks (exact dates may be negotiated with the host organization) and compensated with stipend to help cover living expenses, including housing, transportation, and food. 

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Summer Internships in the West

Current Openings

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Historic Preservation Intern, Fort Mason Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Historic Preservation Intern, Alcatraz Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Environmental Modeling Internship Henry's Fork Foundation
Sales and Marketing Intern Heyday
Legislative Studies Intern National Conference of State Legislatures
Resilient Landscapes Program Intern San Francisco Estuary Institute
Archeology Intern Yellowstone National Park
Curatorial Intern Yellowstone National Park
Museum Intern Yosemite National Park
Archives & Records Management Intern Yosemite National Park