WANTED: Ecological Restoration Intern (San Francisco)

The Presidio Trust‘s Conservation, Stewardship & Research Program seeks an Ecological Restoration Intern with an emphasis on vegetation inventorying and monitoring. The Presidio Trust is a Federal government corporation that manages and protects the Presidio of San Francisco, California as part of the National Park System.


  • 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;
  • Must be at least 21 years old;
  • Must possess a valid State driver’s license.


Stipend: $300 every two weeks.

Free Housing: This internship provides a unique opportunity for interns to live and serve in a distinctive national park site in San Francisco while gaining real world work experience and extensive training in the field of Ecological Restoration. Interns receive free housing and a stipend to cover living expenses. Living in the Presidio is a requirement of the internship.

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

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Start Date: January 2016

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

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