Summer Internship Program

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

Internship Overview

Start date: May or June, 2015
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.

2015 Application Information

Applications are now being accepted for our 2015 Summer Intern positions. Initial screening will be based upon this application and a cover letter only. Final selections will be based on personal interviews, and decisions will be made entirely without regard to race, religion, national origin or sex. Application and accompanying cover letter must be received by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2015.   Applications are accepted electronically and via postal mail.  All inquiries should be made to our Education Coordinator Kelly Joslin at