Sutro Stewards is a unique non-profit organization dedicated to creating urban

recreational opportunities while practicing sustainable habitat conservation. Through a successful volunteer program, we continuously connect people to their local environment and empower recreational users to conserve, maintain, and enhance the spaces they enjoy. Please check out our current openings below!

Jobs & Internships - seed collection at the Mount Sutro Native Plant Nursery


The Clarendon Corridor Habitat Conservation and Green Infrastructure Apprenticeship



The Clarendon Corridor Habitat Conservation and Green Infrastructure Apprenticeship employs two young adults leading volunteers to steward and expand the Clarendon Corridor on Mount Sutro. The Habitat Conservation Apprentice will assist in our monitoring of rare plants and survivorship in the Corridor and on Mount Sutro. The Green Infrastructure Apprentice will be responsible for maintenance of our rainwater harvesting systems and assist in the propagation of native plants for the Corridor. Both apprentices will work on habitat expansion along the Corridor through the propagation and planting of locally native plants. To celebrate their work, the Apprentices will lead free public workshops, on the design and benefits of rainwater catchment systems, and on the Rare Plants of Mount Sutro. Partnering with UCSF, the Presidio, the Yerba Buena chapter of the California Native Plant Society and SF Urban Riders, we will provide quality ecological education while doing the important work of continued expansion and stewardship of this great community asset. Apprentices will report to the Stewardship Coordinator and Nursery Program manager


The primary work location is the Sutro Native Plant Nursery, 476 Johnstone Dr. San Francisco, CA 94131


Habitat Conservation Apprentice

  • Assist in rare plant conservation through monitoring and tracking of rare plants on Mount Sutro

  • Assist in leading nursery and habitat restoration volunteer activities every Wednesday and Thursday mornings

  • Keep detailed records of habitat restoration activities and plant monitoring, data entry into online databases

Green Infrastructure and Nursery Apprentice

  • Assist in the propagation and care of healthy nursery plants (e.g. seed sowing, transplanting, watering, pruning, etc.)

  • Perform facilities maintenance duties of the nursery and rainwater catchment system (e.g. cleaning, weeding, sanitizing, etc.)

  • Assist in leading nursery and habitat restoration volunteer activities every Wednesday and Thursday mornings

  • Keep detailed records of nursery activities and plant inventory, data entry into online databases


No previous experience in conservation or green infrastructure is needed!



This position is performed primarily outdoors and involves occasional rigorous physical activity. Exposure to poison oak, weather extremes, and other conditions can be expected.


  • 12 - 16 hours per week, temporary position for approximately 9 months, October 2021 through July 2022. The workweek is Monday - Friday with occasional Saturdays. 

  • Schedule is flexible with Wednesday and Thursday morning availability required.

  • Compensation $17/hour. This position is not benefitted.


Applications for 2021 are now closed.


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Conservation and Nursery Internships


The Nursery Intern will work with Sutro Stewards staff assisting with Native Plant Nursery operations. The intern will participate in plant propagation, seed collection, seed processing, pre-germination treatments, transplanting, as well as general maintenance. The intern will also assist with leading volunteer activities, inventory and record keeping. This is a great opportunity to learn about local plant species as well as gain experience working in a nursery. Wednesday and/or Thursday morning availability required.



The Conservation & Habitat Restoration Intern will work on conservation and habitat restoration projects including weeding and planting, seasonal planning, and site monitoring projects throughout Mount Sutro, with guidance from the Conservation Program Manager. The Conservation & Habitat Restoration Intern will also provide leadership to volunteers carrying out stewardship projects on event days. The ideal candidate will have an interest in local conservation and habitat restoration, and some experience with plant identification. Wednesday and/or Thursday morning required.


This is an unpaid position. Interns gain hands-on knowledge and experience, receive training to support volunteer activities, and are assigned special projects that relate to their educational or personal goals. 


Please submit a resume and a brief letter of interest outlining your qualifications to with the internship title in the subject line. Internships are typically filled quarterly, but applications are accepted year-round.