Wild SF Gardening Interns help with the creation and maintenance of climate stabilizing and habitat supporting gardens around San Francisco. Our ideal candidates are people who are enthusiastic about private gardening and landscaping while embodying Nature in the City’s mission: to connect everyone in San Francisco to nature by cultivating and conserving local habitats.
Candidates should be comfortable working full days outside in all types of weather.
Gardening can be physically strenuous and includes: weeding, pruning, planting, digging, soil removal,
hauling loads up to 50 lbs, maintaining & installing irrigation systems, sweeping, cleaning, and more.
Internship start date: August 31, 2021;
Internship end date: February or August 2022
This position will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am - 4 pm every week.
Commitments for six months or one-year are available.
- Lives in, or has a strong connection to, San Francisco
- Responsible for means of travel to and from job sites
- 18 years of age or above
- Desire to learn about climate resilient & habitat gardening best practices, SF/California native plants, irrigation systems, 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 and in inclement weather conditions
- Availability from 9am-4pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays for six months to one-year term
- Receive on the job training, supplemental education, and supervision from skilled Nature in the City team members.
- Gain experience in the landscaping industry caring for San Francisco gardens with an emphasis on habitat creation, SF and California native plants, and water-wise gardening practices.
- Recommendations for future employment opportunities
- Academic internship credit may be possible for students enrolled in higher education
- $75 per day stipend, up to 14 hours per week, and a maximum stipend of $600 per month
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and two professional references to: ------------
Nature in the City is a fiscally sponsored project of Earth Island Institute 501(c)3, 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. However, we strongly encourage people of color and those who have traditionally had less access to nature and outdoor experiences to apply.