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 demonstration garden (Giannini Hall) and the native plant nursery (pending relocation)
  • 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 and spring semesters for internship announcements. We also list our internships on Handshake.

Current Interns


Interns Megan Bradley and Gino Gresh are in the midst of working for two school years leading the Strawberry Creek program. Among their many accomplishments, they:

  • Co-wrote a Native Plant ID and Propagation Guide focusing on native vegetation that was planted at the Women's Faculty Club
  • Hosted about 20 events with over 600 participants!

Megan is from Lake Arrowhead in southern California's San Bernardino Mountains and has always wanted to make a positive impact on the environment. Mountain bike racing has given her a unique perspective on the use of outdoor space. She is majoring in Landscape Architecture and hopes to design landscapes that benefit ecosystems and recreational areas.

Gino (not pictured) is a junior at Cal and is in his fourth semester of working for Strawberry Creek. Originally from San Francisco, he has a great appreciation for the native flora and fauna of the Bay Area and wants to get the students further involved in restoring Strawberry Creek to a more native ecosystem. Studying for Molecular and Environmental Biology, he hopes to someday work with wildlife and outdoor education.

Past Interns


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