During the school year and summer, individuals looking to enter the environmental field can gain valuable experience and develop new skills as interns with Friends of the Urban Forest. Interns work closely with our staff, commit to a regular schedule for a set period of time, and work on projects that best suit their skills. This is an unpaid internship with a requirement of 200 hours completed by the end of the program. There is a small travel stipend to account for travel costs to get to our offices in the Presidio. At the end of a semester, our interns can add a strong experience to their resumes.

FUF has three internship cycles per year; we’re currently accepting applications for Spring 2020:

  • Summer (June-August)
  • Fall (September-December)
  • Spring (February-May)


These internships are available for Spring 2020:

About Friends of the Urban Forest

Friends of the Urban Forest helps individuals and neighborhood groups plant and care for street trees and sidewalk gardens in San Francisco. This “green infrastructure” improves the city by beautifying neighborhoods, cleaning the air, and reducing polluted stormwater runoff. Since 1981, FUF has planted more than 60,000 trees, totaling 50% of San Francisco’s street tree canopy. Thanks to grants and donations, FUF is able to subsidize 100% of the costs for a tree planting with the goal of making street tree plantings accessible to all the city’s residents.

To Apply

Along with your current resume, please send us a brief cover letter highlighting why you’re interested in the program and whether you’re seeking school credit. Be sure to indicate the position you’re interested in applying for. We will take applications on a rolling basis and will contact candidates about next steps around one month prior to each session.

Email resume and cover letter to and include your name along with the internship position for which you’re applying in the subject line.


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