High School Summer Stewards

High School Stewards Summer Program

Summer internship for young people between the ages of 14-19 to learn about Bay Area plants and animals, gain experience in habitat restoration and plant propagation, build leadership skills, and work outside!

About Sutro Stewards and Mount Sutro

Sutro Stewards is 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 open space visitors to conserve, maintain, and enhance Mount Sutro.

Internship Info

Summer interns will learn about identifying California native plant and animals, do hands-on habitat restoration, collect and propagate seeds, hike and navigate trails, record data to contribute for citizen science projects, care for plants in our nursery, remove invasive species, gain leadership and teamwork skills with supervision from Sutro Stewards staff. No experience necessary. Should be prepared/willing to work outside.


7 hours a week maximum.

Mondays: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tuesdays: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Wednesdays: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Thursdays: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturdays: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (only the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month will be available to work)


A stipend of $500 will be awarded upon completion. Interns will be provided with project tools and gloves to use during the internship.


Young people aged 14-19.


Work Site Location

All internship activities will take place outdoors in Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve, based out of Sutro Native Plant Nursery, 476 Johnstone Dr., SF, CA, 94131. The Sutro Native Plant Nursery is located down a steep driveway and additional set of 14 step stairs, unfortunately we are not wheelchair accessible. The work will at times require walking along hiking trails on Mt. Sutro and the use of hand weeding tools.



Applications will open in the late spring 2021. Please check back to submit an application.

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Sutro Stewards is a project of the San Francisco Parks Alliance, a 501(c)3 California nonprofit public benefit corporation.