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 will be accepted beginning December 15, 2016.  Please check back to learn about submission requirements, deadlines and to download the application.