New England Wild Flower Society offers a 6-month native plant curatorial internship for 2013 at Garden in the Woods. Applications are due February 1, 2013.
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 (over 1000 taxa).
Native Plant Curatorial Internship
Number Available: 1
Application Deadline: February 1, 2013
Duration: (1) 6 month, starting from April through May
Compensation: $240/wk (plus housing)
Contact: Kristin DeSouza, Senior Horticulturalist and Plant Records Coordinator
Telephone: 508-877-7630, ext. 3404
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, 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. The candidate should possess strong identification skills of plant material with a specific interest in native plants of the Northeast.
To apply, please e-mail/mail a resume, cover letter, and list of three references.
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 free housing within walking distance of Garden in the Woods in Framingham.