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Youth Empowerment Steward- Accessibility Program Assistant


Individual Placement/Internships

Job Location

Fort Mason, San Francisco

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             Youth Empowerment Steward – Golden Gate National Recreation Area


Term of positions is 12 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk


Fort Mason, San Francisco

Living Allowance:

$580 /week

AmeriCorps Award:

Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $1,678.57 (pre-tax).

Start Date:


Application Due Date:

Preference given to applicants that submit application by 5/15/2022

Title of Position

Youth Empowerment Steward- Accessibility Program Assistant


Youth Empowerment Steward (YES) – National Park Service

Start date: June 20 (or until filled)

End date: (12 weeks after the start date)

This is a full-time, seasonal 450-hour AmeriCorps National Service position.  

Contact: Sam Forsythe



Program Description

Join us and learn about a career in land management and conservation programming while operating as a critical voice for access within our public lands. Youth Empowerment Stewards (YES) internships are seasonal, 12-week positions supported Conservation Legacy’s Stewards program. YES internships are available to individuals with a disability 18-26 years of age and Veterans up to age 35. 


Position Details

Stewards Individual Placement Program (SIPP) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. The YES program interns focusing on barriers to entry for individuals with disabilities in the outdoor workplace. This position will be working as a YES Intern with Golden Gate National Recreational Area.


Golden Gate National Recreation Area is interested in hosting an intern to support the Accessibility Program Manager for all three sites (Golden Gate National Recreation Area/Muir Woods National Monument/Fort Point National Historic Site) The intern will learn about Accessibility in general and how to provide customer service to visitors with disabilities. The intern will also do site visits to different sites and assist on performing an inspection for accessibility compliance. The intern will also learn about the Beach Wheelchair Program, how to provide American Sign Language interpreters, how to do inspections of facilities and construction site to ensure they are fully accessible. They will also learn about how to provide an interpretive program to be accessible. Interns will also assist on scanning and filing documents electronically for future use. if time permits, interns will also meet and engage with Disabilities organizations in the Bay Area. This is an experience for interns to learn how the NPS is providing and making parks accessible.


Minimum Requirements: 

  • 18-26 years of age (maximum 35 years old for Veterans with valid DD-214)
  • US citizen or legal resident
  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work
  • Pass background checks: all offers of positions are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and Federal and/or State criminal background
  • Expected to take a serious attitude toward safety.
  • Substance Free
  • High School Diploma or GED

Preferred Requirements: 

  • local candidate within 50-100 miles of park location
  • Valid drivers license and mode of transportation



  • Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $1,678.57 (pre-tax).
  • Living Allowance: $580/week (pre-tax)
  • Specific program and employee resource groups to support a workplace culture of belonging including mentor opportunities and affinity spaces
  • Diversity and inclusion training for all employees
  • Flexible work arrangements to enable you to meet the requirements of your role in a way that is right for you
  • Possible student loan forbearance
  • Member Assistance Program – 3 free sessions of support with a counseling or work-life balance specialist
  • Uniform shirt and other necessary equipment are provided
  • In-service training
  • Additional subject-specific trainings may be offered
  • Depending upon the academic institution and program, this position may fulfill internship requirements 
  • Professional development opportunities (mentorship, resume support, alumni listserv, etc.) and exposure to natural resource career paths


How to Apply
Apply on-line at:  In addition to your resume, please submit a one page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position.


Stewards Individual Placements Program does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.




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