Arborist Trainee Internship | Summer 2021 | San Francisco

  • Davey Resource Group, Inc.
  • San Francisco, Colma, Bay Area
  • Oct 30, 2020

Job Description

Requisition Number: 86387  
Company Name: The Davey Tree Expert Company 
Service Line: 1RES - Kent-Residential & Commercial Services 
Employment Type: Intern 
Job Type: Temporary 
Education Level Required: High School Diploma / GED 
Work Experience Required: 1 - 2 years 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 


Summer 2021  -  Arborist Trainee Internship

Davey Tree Residential & Commercial Services  

San Francisco, CA

The Davey Tree Expert Company is looking for exceptional students who are interested in expanding their field experience in the areas of Tree Care, Plant Health Care, Sales and Client Services.


STARTING DATE:                           

Flexible - We are currently looking for Internship candidates for Spring/Summer 2021. Internship generally start in June and run through August.   



San Francisco, CA (Colma) 



40-50 hours per week. A typical schedule is 40-50 hours per week, Monday-Friday with some Saturdays.  Davey Tree offers paid internships, where overtime may be offered on Saturdays.


Introduce career orientated students to exceptional opportunities in the industry including tree care, tree climbing, chainsaw use, plant health care and customer service. Internships in each division may vary in length depending on availability. Interns will be assigned a manager who will mentor them through a variety of job experiences within the industry. Throughout your experience, you will work on residential and commercial properties and in an office setting.



If you love working outdoors, this physically demanding position may be for you.

Students will be introduced to training and direct work participation in the areas of tree surgery, pest management, tree fertilization, lawn care, sales and customer service, along with exposure to support services of scheduling, routing and client billing/records. These modules may vary in length of time and not fall in a set sequence or be intermittent in duration, depending upon weather, work scheduling and the student’s proficiency.



  • Studying Arboriculture, Urban Forestry, Horticulture, Landscape Design, Forestry or related discipline
  • Driver’s license is a plus


  • This is an outdoor based, physically demanding, hands-on position
  • Must have enthusiasm for proper plant care and arboriculture 
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Demonstrated ability to report for work regularly and punctually
  • Collaboration and communication skills


  • Over 135 years of service gives you job security
  • National reputation for Stewardship and Excellence
  • Promotes ambitious, team-focused experts quickly and focuses on continuing education
  • Commitment to safety: Interns will work towards completing the CDP “C” Climber booklet   
  • Access to industry related training materials
  • Climbing gear, uniforms and PPE provided 
  • On your time off......Enjoy all that the San Franciscso Bay Area has to offer. 


  •  Competitive & Negotiable  


Pre-employment Drug Screen and Social Security verification required.


We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state or local law. 

The Davey Tree Expert Company has U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 47 states and five provinces and provides a variety of tree care, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey has been employee-owned for 40 years and has more than 10,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at



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