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, 2016
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.

2016 Application Information

We are now accepting applications for 2016 Summer Interns.  Interested individuals should fill out the application below and email to Kelly Joslin no later than Friday, February 12th, 2016.

Questions? Please contact Kelly Joslin, Education Coordinator, at (215) 862-2924 or email

Please email application and cover letter by February 12, 2016 to:

Or mail to:

Education Department
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
P.O. Box 685
New Hope, PA 18938
Fax: (215) 862-1846