Tour Guide Internship

Sunnylands Center & Gardens is now hiring tour guide interns for the 2024–2025 season, with a start date of July 29, 2024. We’re looking for enthusiastic, friendly, and dependable college and university students who are dedicated to learning and giving back to the community.

This is a paid, part-time seasonal position in Rancho Mirage, California, with internship credit opportunities from participating colleges, universities, and majors. Tour guides are responsible for advancing the educational mission of The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands by providing a welcoming experience at the Center & Gardens, historic house, and grounds through guided tours. As a tour guide, students will be able to gain work experience in a beautiful environment that incorporates art, architecture, history, hospitality, golf course operations, and environmental sustainability.

Applicants will be required to participate in our paid, five-week training program (July 29—August 29, 2024), and have the ability to work a flexible part-time schedule (up to 24 hours) each week. To view the full job description and apply for Tour Guide I, click or tap the button below.

The Sunnylands tour guide internship program is designed specifically for college and university students looking to polish their communication, hospitality, and presentation skills while gaining real-world work experience. This is accomplished through a three-year advancement program that combines training, work experience, and professional and personal development.

Year 1—Tour Guide I


To view the full job description and apply, click here.

Professional & Personal Development Benefits 

Year 2—Tour Guide II*


Professional & Personal Development Benefits

Year 3—Tour Guide III**


Professional and Personal Development Benefits

*The position of Tour Guide II becomes available to those who have completed Tour Guide I
**The position of Tour Guide III becomes available to those who have completed Tour Guide I & II
***Tour guides who complete their third year will receive a professional packet with headshots, resume, bio, and reference letter.

Please enjoy this brief video on Sunnylands’ Tour Guide Internship Program, which highlights the experience of guides and staff.

Sunnylands Tour Guide Internship