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Nature in The City
San Francisco, CA, USA
Job Posted:
30+ days ago



Nature in the City (NTC) has been a beacon of urban conservation in San Francisco since 2005. Projects helmed by NTC preserve grasslands, advocate for responsible habitat restoration, and provide environmental equity across the City. Nature in the City connects everyone in San Francisco to nature by cultivating and conserving local habitats. By organizing habitat restoration projects and educational opportunities throughout diverse neighborhoods, we seek to empower local communities with tools to participate in stewardship, citizen science, and lifelong learning. NTC is calling on you to help us continue to preserve our City’s nature and provide access to nature for everyone.


We are looking to hire an Urban Wildlife Gardening & Education Intern to help with the creation and maintenance of climate stabilizing, habitat supporting gardens around San Francisco. Our ideal candidate is someone who will embody Nature in the City’s mission while infusing their enthusiasm for stewardship with the responsibilities of creating and maintaining mostly private gardens around the City. This position will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9a.m. to 4p.m. each week.


- Receive on the job training and build experience, suggested readings, and supervision from skilled Nature in the City team members
- Assist in the care for San Francisco gardens with an emphasis on habitat creation, San Francisco and California native plants, organic and water-wise gardening practices, and excellent client communication
- Work includes weeding, light pruning, planting and transplanting, digging and soil removal, hauling, maintaining drip irrigation systems, sweeping, and cleanup
- Assist in the diagnosis and treatment of unhealthy plants
- Report to Nature in the City staff with detailed weekly time recording
- $50 per day stipend, up to 14 hours per week, and a maximum stipend of $400 per month
- Six months to one-year term commitment
- Academic internship credit may be possible for students enrolled in higher education
- Recommendations for future employment opportunities


- Lives/can stay in San Francisco and bike or drive personal automobile to client gardens (we discourage commuting and riding public transit during the COVID-19 pandemic)
- 18 years of age or above
- Knowledge/desire to learn about wildlife habitat gardening best practices, San Francisco/California native and common Mediterranean plants for gardens, pruning, garden soil types and more
- Excellent communication skills
- Reliable and on-time
- Capacity to work efficiently, with attention to detail
- Creativity and problem-solving skills
- Ability to perform physically strenuous tasks
- Enthusiasm for working outside in a variety of weather conditions
- Availability from 9-4pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays for six months to one-year term


Please submit a resume, cover letter, and professional references.

Nature in the City is a fiscally sponsored project of Earth Island Institute, which provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Nature in the City: connecting everyone in San Francisco to nature by cultivating and conserving local habitats. We are a project of Earth Island Institute, a 501(c)3 California nonprofit public benefit corporation

Job Types: Part-time, Internship

Pay: $50.00 per day


habitat restoration: 1 year (Preferred)
Gardening: 1 year (Preferred)

Driver's License (Preferred)
Work Location:

Multiple locations
Hours per week:

Typical start time:

Typical end time:

Internship Compensation:

College Credit
This Job Is:

A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
A “Fair Chance” job (you or the employer follow Fair Chance hiring practices when performing background checks)
A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education
A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply
Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma
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Work Remotely:No
COVID-19 Precaution(s):

Remote interview process
Personal protective equipment provided or required
Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place