2013 Horticulture Internship
Location: Denver Botanic Gardens at York St.
Duration: 10 weeks
Starting Date: May 28, 2013
Compensation: $9.00 per hour
Number of positions: 1
This is a hands-on internship providing an intern the opportunity to work alongside our professional horticulture staff and volunteers in the daily operation of maintaining botanic gardens. Work assignments may include such tasks as planting, pruning, weeding, mulching and watering garden areas. The intern is expected to do a small project during the summer that will expand their horticultural knowledge as well as benefit the Gardens. The project’s focus will be micropropagation of Plant Select® plants. Educational field trips, lectures and short-term projects with other interns round out the internship, which highlights public gardening and focuses on horticulture on the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies. Upon completion of the internship, the intern is expected to do a presentation about their project and experiences.
Applicants must currently be enrolled in college programs (including graduate programs) and have completed their sophomore year of college with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. To be considered for the internship in Horticulture, applicants must have successfully completed a basic botany or introduction to horticulture class and at least one plant ID class. Additionally successful completion of a minimum of two courses among the following topics is required: soil science, greenhouse management, floriculture, irrigation principles, IPM, plant pathology, plant physiology and/or plant propagation. Prior experience in micropropagation is helpful. The internship program is open to both traditional and non-traditional students, including those who are making a career change into the field of horticulture.
This is a hands-on horticulture job. Much of the work is outdoors. Applicants should be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
All application materials must be received at Denver Botanic Gardens by February 15, 2013 and must include the following:
· Completed Denver Botanic Gardens application form – available online as a writable PDF or in hard copy through our Human Resources Department
· Current resume detailing work history and horticulture-related activities
· All official college transcripts showing class work and including cumulative GPA
· Two letters of reference that reflect academic and work experience
Please note: the selection committee will not be able to consider your application if all materials have not been received by due date.
The completed application packet as outlined above can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. All application emails must include your name and the word “internship” in the subject line. Application materials can also be sent via regular mail to:
Denver Botanic Gardens
Attn: Human Resources – Internship
909 York St.
Denver, CO 80206
Please look at the Career Opportunities section of our website (www.botanicgardens.org), which is under the Our Gardens tab, and then internships for the application and more information about our program.
Denver Botanic Gardens is a nonprofit organization and an equal opportunity employer.