High School Summer Stewards

Applications for our 2021 High School summer program are now open! 

High School Stewards Summer Program

A summer, hands-on learning opportunity for high school students and recent graduates between the ages of 14-18. You will learn all 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

The mission of the Sutro Stewards is to build community, connect people with nature, and protect and enhance Mount Sutro, one of the city’s wildest and most beautiful green spaces. We do this by working with volunteers to develop and maintain multi-use trails while conserving habitat for locally native plants and wildlife.

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! Please be prepared and willing to work outside and in inclement weather conditions.

Program Schedule

10 hours a week minimum.

Wednesdays | 9:30 am - 2:00 pm 

Thursdays | 9:30 am - 2:00 pm 

Fridays | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm *

Saturdays | 9:00 am - 11:30 am *

*Attendance of at least two Fridays, or two Saturdays, or one Friday and one Saturday required

Scholarship Opportunity 

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


Young people aged 14-18.


Program Site Location

Weekly work 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 an additional set of 14 step stairs, unfortunately, we are not

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 wheelchair accessible. The work will require walking along hiking trails on Mt. Sutro and the use of hand weeding tools. Occasional field trips within San Francisco or the Bay Area will be available.



Applications for the summer of 2021 are now open. To apply please fill out the form linked below. Applications will be accepted until June 20th, 2021.