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East Bay Regional Park District
2950 Peralta Oaks Court
P.O. BOX 5381
Oakland, CA 94605

Bismarck Blanco
Internship Coordinator
Human Resource Officer II
(510) 544-2159

Paid Internship Opportunities

The East Bay Regional Park District employs approximately two-dozen interns each year in a variety of internship projects in most of the nine different District divisions. 

Each project has a 375-hour maximum with a work schedule designed to meet project and student needs.

Below is an overview of the program:

Eligible Students Students from
San Francisco
State University
and University of
California, Berkeley.
These students
are eligible to
receive academic
credit from SFSU
and Cal.
Students from any
high school, trade
school, college, or
Academic credit
may be possible.
Students from
California State
University East Bay
and University of
California, Berkeley. 
These students are
eligible to receive
academic credit from
CSUEB and Cal.
Project Term February - May
Typically June, July,
and August
September - December
Project Types
Typically focuses on
projects in Recreation
Services or Park
Varied within different
District divisions.
Varied within different
District divisions.
Project Requests due
from District Supervisors
July February May
Application Screening September April July/August
Candidate Interviews October May August


Benefits for Interns

Past Internships

  • Competitive hourly pay rate.
  • Flexible work schedules.
  • Field of study work exposure.
  • Academic and professional growth.
  • Enriching on-the-job experience.
  • Professional networking access.
  • Mentoring assistance.
  • Resume enhancement.
  • Academic credit in some cases!
  • Conducting park user surveys, compiling, analyzing, and presenting data.
  • Sampling, analyzing, and reporting on amphibian and macro-invertebrate populations.
  • Implementing small mammal live-capture program for tissue sample and release.
  • Capturing and editing video footage for public education on fuels management.
  • Developing a water-safety public outreach program.
  • Developing a waste and recycling model for use District-wide.
  • Researching green facilities maintenance systems for new District program.
  • Assessing recreation programs access and impacts.
  • Assisting Human Resources with new program development.
  • Updating Finance Policies and Procedures Manual.
  • Others:  Capital Projects Review and Conversion, Forestry Management, Fisheries Project, Cultural Atlas and GIS Projects, and more!


Questions may be directed to the District's Internship Coordinator, Human Resources Analyst Bismarck Blanco at (510) 544-2159 or

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