Summer Internship Program

The Preserve provides internships to qualified applicants wishing to learn about native plants and public gardens.

Preserve Internship Overview

Start date: May or June, 2017
Timeframe: 12 wks; 40 hrs/wk, includes one weekend day
Hourly wage: $10.00

Interns work closely with Preserve staff and receive in-depth training in native plant propagation, trail maintenance and public education.

Field trips to other botanical gardens, native plant nurseries and natural areas are offered to round out the interns' experience. Interns also attend educational programs at the Preserve and complete an individual project.

Who Should Apply:

  • Students currently enrolled  who have completed at least two years of college.
  • Students with a background and strong interest in botany, horticulture and/or related environmental studies. Experience working with children and environmental education a plus.
  • Students capable of rigorous outdoor work including lifting, digging, and sustained walking.

Interns are responsible for making arrangements for housing and providing their own transportation.

2017 Application Information


Applications for Summer Interns are now being accepted and can be downloaded below. Initial screening will be based upon this application and a cover letter only. Final selections will be based on personal interviews.




Please return applications and cover letter (electronic submission preferred) by February 15, 2017 to:

Kelly Joslin, Education Coordinator

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve

P.O. Box 685

New Hope, PA  18938