Linking Individuals to their Natural Community (LINC) is a summer internship program for high school students based in the Golden Gate National Parks. During this six week long program, students assist with service projects, gain career and leadership skills, and take field trips to special park sites such as Alcatraz and Muir Woods. Projects and activities vary by week and include trail work, plant propagation, and habitat restoration. In addition, students will get the opportunity to learn more about ecology and science. The 2016 summer will begin with a 3-day backpacking trip at Point Reyes National Seashore, during which participants will learn everything they need to know to be comfortable and feel strong in the outdoors.

Application can be found here.