Internship Public Horticulture

Native Plant Horticulture Intern

posted January 9, 2018
apply by February 1, 2018

Description

Native Plant Horticulture Internship
See full internship description here http //newenglandwild.org/jobs/internships/copy_of_native_plant_curatorial_internship.html

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 .

Interns gain hands-on experience identifying and cultivating North American native plants in a botanical garden setting. As part of this experience, interns assist in all aspects of botanic garden management for Garden in the Woods, including the use of proper horticultural practices such as planting, pruning, weed management, soil fertilization, and irrigation , renovation and construction of new gardens, inventory and plant record keeping, and public education. This is an exceptional learning opportunity aimed at gaining valuable career experience caring for gardens and natural areas, planning and leading projects, writing articles, and managing volunteers.

Minimum Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a four-year horticulture or botany degree. The candidate should possess strong plant identification skills and a specific interest in native plants of the Northeast. Priority is given to applicants with an interest in pursuing a career in public horticulture and botanic garden management.

Wages, Salary and Benefits

Native Plant Horticulture Internship
Number Available 1
Application Deadline February 1, 2018
Duration 6 months, starting in March or April
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
Email mrichardson@newenglandwild.org

Interns are covered by worker’s compensation, but the Society does not provide health insurance or vacation benefits. Benefits include a wide range of optional education classes and 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
mrichardson@newenglandwild.org

Applications are due February 1, 2018.

Contact

Mark Richardson, mrichardson@newenglandwild.org or 8573500958