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Plenty of teens spend their spring hunting for a summer job rather than a camp. If that’s you, check out the East Bay Regional...

Plenty of teens spend their spring hunting for a summer job rather than a camp. If that’s you, check out the East Bay Regional Park District. 

Come work with the East Bay Parks. It’s fun and rewarding.

The East Bay Regional Park District is one of the largest employers of young people in the Bay Area. Each year, we hire more than 400 high school and college students to work in our parks, offices and visitor centers. No matter what your interest or career goals, we have a job for you! 

Each year we hire Summer and academic interns to work in administration, public safety, operations, finance, planning, stewardship, legal and other divisions. In stewardship, interns do everything from testing water quality to identifying invasive species to caring for injured animals. In the legal department, they learn about policy and lobbying. In public affairs, they make videos, learn graphic arts, and design web apps.  

Field interns learn forestry skills, such as trail maintenance and how to operate chainsaws and off-road vehicles.

Lifeguards work at 11 various pools and lakes. We offer high-quality lifeguard training that can prepare students for careers in medicine, emergency response, and firefighting.  

Recreation leaders serve as camp counselors and lead bicycle, kayak and other outdoor activities and public safety aides are for those interested in careers in police or firefighting.

Interpretive aides lead nature walks, help give tours of Ohlone villages and other historic sites, and lead nature programs for kids. There are even positions as gate attendants.

Most positions are paid, and we offer generous benefits and opportunities for career advancement. Many student workers have gone on to lifelong careers with the Park District – including our General Manager! 

Taylor Lee, a freshman at UC Berkeley who serves as an intern in public affairs, said his experience with the Park District has made him consider changing careers, from business to public service.

“Working in public affairs, I’ve been able to learn about everything from cattle grazing to policy to GIS. It’s made me realize how important our work is to the public,” he said. “Instead of selling something, we’re doing something that benefits people. I’m very proud of who I work for.”


For more information, go to or call (510) 544-2154.  

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