Student Arborist Internship | San Diego, CA

  • The Davey Tree Expert Company
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • Jan 13, 2024

Job Description

Additional Locations: NA

Primary Locations: CA, San Diego, 5601 Eastgate Drive, 92121 

Requisition ID: 191610

Position Overview

The Davey Tree expert Company is seeking enthusiastic students eager to gain hands-on experience in the fields of Tree Care, Plant Health Care, Sales, and Client Services.  If you are passionate about arboriculture and are looking to expand your skills, this internship is a perfect fit.  Join our team of dedicated professionals and gain the experience that will set you apart in the industry.

Starting Date:  Flexible.  We are currently accepting applications for our Spring/Summer 2024 Internship Program. 

Job Duties

Join us to learn the art of tree care!  As an intern, you will have the opportunity to explore various opportunities in the industry, including tree care, tree climbing, chainsaw usage, plant health care, and customer service.  Internships in each division may vary in length depending on availability.  You will be paired with a knowledgeable manager who will guide you through diverse job experiences on residential and commercial properties and in an office setting.

Work Hours:  Full-time commitment of 40-50 hours per week, Monday to Friday, with occasional Saturdays.


  • Currently pursuing studies in Arboriculture, Urban Forestry, Horticulture, Landscape Design, Forestry, or a related field.
  • Valid driver’s license required.  A commercial driver’s license is highly valuable.


  • Enthusiasm for proper plant care and arboriculture.
  • Passion for the outdoors and environmental stewardship.
  • Positive attitude and a strong desire to learn and grow.
  • Reliable and punctual attendance record.
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills.

Compensation Data

$25 / hr

Additional Information

  • Davey Tree has over 140+ years of industry leadership.
  • National recognition for excellence and commitment to stewardship.
  • Advancement and continuing education opportunities for ambitious, team-focused individuals.
  • Strong focus on safety:  Interns will work towards completing the Career Development Program “C” Climber booklet.
  • Access to a wealth of industry-related training materials.
  • Climbing gear, uniforms, and personal protective equipment (PPE) provided.
  • Opportunity to apply for the Davey Scholarship and advance your career.
  • Available positions throughout the throughout the country!

Company Overview

Invest in your future. Join one of the largest employee owned companies in the nation!  Davey has a unique culture that focuses on the open exchange of ideas, community partnerships, a commitment to safety, and delivering unrivaled client service while acting as industry leaders in horticultural and environmental services.  

We are currently looking to add a dynamic Climbing Arborist Trainee to our passionate team of tree care professionals. Your office is outdoors, and you get a new view every day! 

Divisional Overview

The Davey Tree Expert Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected class, including race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, marital or familial status, disability, status as a protected veteran, status as an Aboriginal or Indigenous person, or other classification protected by law.


The Davey Tree Expert Company provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. We care about our clients, each other and the world around us. We offer the resources, size and stability of a big company while maintaining the culture, entrepreneurial spirit and feel of a small one. We invest in our employees by offering industry-leading training, technology and benefits that lead to a rewarding and safe work experience at all levels. Wherever you want to grow your career, there’s a place for you at Davey. To learn more, visit


If you need assistance at any time, please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at


Employment Type: Intern 
Job Type: Full Time 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 



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