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