TEEM: Teen Internship

Youth Leadership

Gain leadership skills, teaching experience, and new friends through our hands-on internship for high school students.

NatureBridge at Golden Gate
1033 Fort Cronkhite
Sausalito, CA 94965

Teen Environmental Education Mentorship

Teen Environmental Education Mentorship (TEEM) is a volunteer environmental education internship and leadership program for San Francisco and Marin high school students. Through TEEM, participants discover their inner strength as leaders, their ability to positively influence others, and the importance of diversity, community, and hands-on learning. TEEM interns gain firsthand knowledge about the field of environmental education through field trips, one-on-one mentorships with our professional educators, and by leading interactive activities with our elementary school participants.

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**Get paid to spend time outside**

**No prior experience necessary**

**Transportation provided to and from San Francisco or Marin City**

**$500 Stipend**

**Free meals during TEEM**


What you’ll do:

·Receive training in environmental science, leadership, caring for tidepool animals in a lab, and teaching.

·Teach children fun lessons and hands-on activities to help connect them with nature.

·Care for marine animals in our Marine Lab.

·Participate in overnight camping trips, hikes, and learn about environmental careers.

·Get connected to free or scholarshipped adventures, jobs, scholarships and internships.

·Be mentored by an environmental science educator.


Is TEEM for you?

·We are looking for people who will grow personally and professionally and experience newness through TEEM.

·We are looking for people who are open to new experiences, meeting new people, want to be part of a diverse community, and want to learn more about nature.


Are you eligible?

·In High School for the 2019-2020 school year.

·Able to attend TEEM summer training Tuesday, Aug. 6 - Sunday, Aug. 11 (including a 1-2 night camping trip), and a camping retreat in October.  

·Volunteer interns meet every Tuesday or Thursday after school until 7:30pm during the school year (you are allowed three excused absences and the opportunity to “switch” Tuesday/Thursday days when necessary).

·Be able to arrive to one of the following pick up locations:

o    Park Presidio and Geary in San Francisco by 3:50

o    Marin City by 4:10

o    The Marin Headlands by 4:30

·Able to attend one weekend event per month, September 2019–May 2020


Please complete a verbal application, online application, or mail applications by March 31, 2019


Online Application

Mail Application

Verbal Application

 Online 2019-2020 TEEM Application Form


PDF Application Link


Please email TEEM Manager, Karli Cowman, at kcowman@naturebridge.org to set up a time to talk




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Student Spotlight

"After a year and a half with NatureBridge I have become more mindful, compassionate, driven, outspoken, and confident in my abilities to stay true to myself. Without NatureBridge, I would have not had the willingness to take initiative practicing what I believe is right. I am extremely grateful for the people I have met, the experiences I have shared, and the community that has helped me foster the values and traits of a leader I am today."   —Greg Lu, 2015-2016 TEEM Alumnus