Program Information

Every year, the Office of Environment, Health and Safety hires student interns for the Strawberry Creek Restoration Program. These positions are made possible by a combination of funds, including the Steve Maranzana Fund for the Environment, the UC Berkeley Strawberry Creek Fund, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

Interns work together to:

  • Manage the native plant nursery and demonstration garden (Giannini Hall)
  • Coordinate and manage volunteers for creek restoration events (weeding, planting, trash pickup), including at least one public event per semester
  • Conduct regular creek tours for students and community members
  • Maintain a regular presence on the creek and at the nursery
  • Other duties as required

Ideal candidates possess some or all of the following:

  • Familiarity with California native plants
  • Teaching and/or public outreach experience
  • Experience with habitat restoration projects (invasive species removal, native planting, ecological/biological field work experience, etc.)
  • Educational experience with biology, ecology, education or community engagement
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.
  • Valid driver’s license

How to Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to Check this website at the beginning of each fall, spring and summer semesters for internship announcements. We also list our internships on Handshake.

Past Interns

2015 Interns

2015 - 2016  

Interns Pheng Lor, Elynn Hagelshaw, and Natalia Mushegian contributed to the Strawberry Creek Restoration Program by:

  • establishing a social media presence using Instagram and Facebook
  • hosting a range of volunteer events (weeding, trash pickup, planting)
  • coordinating with other sustainability groups on campus to host Earth Week events