Internship Public Horticulture

Native Plant Records Internship

posted November 28, 2017
apply by February 1, 2018


Native Plant Records Internship
New England Wild Flower Society, Inc.
Garden in the Woods
180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701

New England Wild Flower Society is the oldest plant conservation organization in the United States and a leader in regional plant conservation programs and native plant studies. Garden in the Woods is the Society’s 45-acre botanical garden, containing the largest landscaped collection of native plants in the Northeast more than 1,500 taxa .

This is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience identifying and cultivating North American native plants in a botanic garden setting. The internship will focus on learning about plant acquisitions, mapping, identification, labeling, inventorying gardens, and documentation of the living collections using BG-base software.

The ideal candidate will have a four-year horticulture or botany degree. Priority is given to applicants with experience documenting living collections specifically using BG-base plant records software and BG-Map mapping software. The candidate should possess strong plant identification skills and a specific interest in native plants of the Northeast.

Minimum Qualifications

Four-year horticulture or botany degree, or equivalent experience.

Wages, Salary and Benefits

Native Plant Records Internship
Number Available 1
Application Deadline February 1, 2018
Duration 6 months, starting in March, April or May
Stipend $300 per week + free housing a taxable benefit
Contact Mark Richardson, Director of the Botanic Garden
Telephone 508-877-7630, ext. 3401
Fax 508-877-3658

Interns are covered by worker’s compensation, but the Society does not provide health insurance, vacation, or sick-time benefits. Benefits include a wide range of optional education classes and educational field trips.

Application Requirements

To apply, please e-mail or mail a resume, cover letter, and list of three references to
Mark Richardson
New England Wild Flower Society
180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA

Applications are due February 1, 2018.


Mark Richardson, or 8573500958