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Internship - NPF Interns

  • Internship
    Starts on Aug 11
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Sustainability
  • San Antonio

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  • You must be 18-30 years old (up to 35 for veterans), interested in historic preservation and cultural landscapes, able to work in a team, willing to learn new trades, and preferably local to San Antonio, TX.
  • You will assist with grounds maintenance, vegetation removal, historic acequia maintenance, installing fencing, and general labor under the direction of NPS crew leads. Maintenance work areas, equipment, and irrigation systems.


  • Interest in historic preservation, specifically cultural landscapes
  • 18-30 years old or up to 35 for veterans
  • Ability to work on a team and contribute positively to projects
  • Willingness to work outside, learning new cultural landscape trades
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Local to San Antonio, TX


  • Grounds Maintenance: mowing, pruning, weed trimming, edging
  • Vegetation removal, hauling limbs, chipping
  • Historic Acequia Maintenance; moving soil, cleaning out debris and trash
  • Installing bollard and cable, fencing, or other perimeter materials
  • General labor and assistance as directed by NPS crew leads
  • Maintaining work areas, materials, and equipment
  • Assisting with landscape bed maintenance and irrigation systems


What is the duration of the internship?

The internship will run from August 12, 2024, to May 18, 2025.

What will interns be working on during the internship?

Interns will be engaging in cultural landscape preservation service at the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, including tasks such as acequia maintenance, grounds preservation maintenance, irrigation system management, and landscape bed rehabilitation.

Are there any age requirements for this internship?

Interns must be between 18-30 years old, or up to 35 for veterans.

Is housing provided for interns?

No, interns must secure their own housing in the San Antonio area.

What is the compensation for this internship?

Interns will receive a $1440 bi-weekly living allowance and a $1100 one-time travel/commuting allowance.

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The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is the largest provider of hands-on environmental conservation programs for youth and adults. Our program participants protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces at various locations across the country. After working with the SCA, our members emerge with increased environmental awareness, social responsibility and leadership skills. As America’s most effective youth conservation service organization, the SCA transforms lives by empowering young people of all backgrounds to plan, act, and lead while they protect and restore our natural and cultural resources. Founded in 1957, the SCA is dedicated to building the next generation of conservation leaders while inspiring lifelong protection of the environment and our communities. SCA's mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of our environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.