Summer Internship Program

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

Native Plant Horticulture Internship Overview

Description: Internship in Native Plants and Public Gardens

Start date: May or June, 2016

Length of internship: 10-12 weeks; 40 hours/week, may include one weekend day

Hourly wage: $10.00

Applicant requirements: Currently enrolled student with 2 years of college or equivalent; background/strong interest in botany, horticulture, environmental studies

Application deadline: April 20, 2016

Interns work closely with the Preserve’s Nursery and Curatorial staff and receive in-depth training in:

·    Collection of native plant seeds of local ecotypes

·    Native plant propagation

·    Planting newly acquired species on the grounds

·    Display garden maintenance

·    Public education and interpretation


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


Native Plant Horticulture Internship Who Should Apply?

Applicants must be currently enrolled in school,  have completed at least 2 years of college, or the equivalent, with background and a strong interest in botany, horticulture and/or related environmental studies. Applicants should be capable of rigorous outdoor work including lifting, digging, and sustained walking.

2016 Application Information

Applications for the Native Plant Horticulture Internship will be accepted through April 20th, 2016.  Please send a cover letter and resume to Kelly Joslin, Education Coordinator.