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Internship Openings

Updated: Feb 8, 2021

Are you interested in habitat restoration, conservation, native plants, local ecology, and connecting people to the environment?

We are now accepting applications for our Nursery and Conservation internship programs! This opportunity is open to college students and adults over 18+ years old. Interns work alongside Sutro Stewards staff and volunteers on 1st and 3rd Saturday, and Wednesday mornings, and become familiar with all aspects of Nursery and Conservation efforts on Mount Sutro.

"Sutro Stewards staff are extremely passionate people and are excited to share their knowledge, so as an eager student, I felt like the internship was the perfect environment to have real-life experience under the guidance of professionals. The internship allowed me to nerd out over identifying a plant, while also growing my skills as a volunteer leader. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in botany and habitat restoration, as well as working in the non-profit sphere."

- Kelsey Beechler, Nursery and Conservation Intern, 2017

Nursery Interns:

  • assist with plant propagation, seed collection, seed processing, pre-germination treatments, transplanting, and general maintenance

  • provide leadership to volunteers carrying out nursery projects on event days

  • learn local plant species

  • Wednesday morning availability is required

Conservation & Habitat Restoration Interns:

  • work on conservation and habitat restoration projects including weeding and planting, seasonal planning, and site monitoring projects throughout Mount Sutro

  • provide leadership to volunteers carrying out stewardship projects on event days

  • learn local plant species, identifying native vs. invasive plants

  • Wednesday morning availability or 1st & 3rd Saturday availability required

How to apply:

Please submit a resume and 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!

Applicants must have availability on either Wednesdays, 9:30 am -12:30 pm, or 1st and 3rd Saturday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm. Interns complete a minimum of 40 hours over approximately 3 month period. 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.

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