Native Plant Internship (Horticulture/Education)
Organization: Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
Address: P.O. Box 685
Location:New Hope, PA 18938
Application Deadline:March 1, 2013
Positions:2 Full-Time, Paid
Timeframe:05/28/13 - 08/17/13
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve offers paid summer internships to qualified applicants interested in native plants and public gardens. The 134-acre Preserve in beautiful New Hope, PA features nearly 800 species of native plants along 2.5 miles of trails that traverse woods, meadow, pond and stream.
Length of internship: 12 weeks; 40 hours/week, 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
• Public education and interpretation
Field trips to other botanical gardens, native plant nurseries and natural areas are offered to round out interns' understanding of plants and public gardens. Interns also attend educational programs at the Preserve and complete an individual research or work project.
Applicants must have completed at least 2 years of college, or the equivalent, with background and a strong interest in botany, horticulture and/or related environmental studies. Applicants should be capable of rigorous outdoor work including lifting, digging, and sustained walking.
2013 Application Information
To apply, please submit our internship application and a one-page cover letter describing your current career interests and why you are applying for this internship. Our application can be downloaded here: http://www.bhwp.org/education/Summer-Internship-Program.htm
Please return application and cover letter by March 1, 2013 to:
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
P.O. Box 685
New Hope, PA 18938