Ecological Restoration Intern




San Francisco, CA


This internship supports the Presidio Trust Conservation, Stewardship & Research Department with an emphasis on vegetation management, monitoring, and leading volunteers in ecological restoration projects.

Length of Position: 10-12 month commitment

Schedule: 40 hours per week, Tuesday – Saturday or a Sunday – Thursday schedule with flexibility including occasional holidays and evenings**


  • Supports weekly volunteer programs and service projects for youth and adult groups
  • Implements key components of restoration action plans including invasive plant control and native plant community revegetation
  • Manages a Presidio stewardship site and maintains program tools, facilities, and equipment
  • Conducts adaptive management and monitoring activities for plant and/or wildlife species and/or water habitats
  • Assists in educating volunteers on the concepts of ecological restoration, biodiversity, invasive species, and conservation biology
  • Provides general administrative support and conducts other duties as assigned
  • Participates in Presidio Trust public events and programs

  • Knowledge of, and a desire to learn about natural history and ecology
  • Proclivity for land stewardship and an enthusiasm for rigorous outdoors work in all types of site and weather conditions
  • Good organizational skills and independent time management
  • Enthusiasm for engaging with the community, including volunteers, community groups, middle and high school students
  • Enjoy working with a diverse community of people of all ages
  • Ability to work with a professional demeanor as part of a team
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Must be a US Citizen and be at least 21 years old.
  • Must possess a valid State driver's license

Stipend: $300 every two weeks

Transportation Benefit: $50 monthly parking permits for car owners or $50/month for non-car owners

Housing: Interns are provided a single occupancy (one person) room in dormitory-style housing in the Presidio with basic accommodations including a furnished private room, shared kitchen, and common areas. Interns must sign a housing contract, abide by the residential rules and contribute to the maintenance of the household. Interns must reside in the housing provided to be eligible for the internship. We cannot accept non-residential interns.

  • Gain professional development in a team setting
  • Learn valuable skills in ecological restoration, conservation, and community engagement
  • Develop leadership and public speaking skills
  • Great opportunity to live in a national park and work with staff and volunteers from diverse backgrounds who share a common interest in engaging the public and preserving the natural and cultural history of the Presidio