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Horticultural Intern– Rock Garden
Category: Manager


Green Spring Gardens
Alexandria, VA

Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2013

 

Description: Green Spring Gardens is a 31-acre public garden with 1784 Historic House that offers themed gardens for enjoyment, education and inspiration.

The intern will assist with the maintenance and management and of the Rock Garden. The intern will develop his or her knowledge of rock garden plants, and will work with staff to identify a project to advance the species diversity in the Rock Garden. Internship responsibilities include developing a project proposal, conducting project activities including propagation, rock garden and other garden maintenance, and presenting a written report.

 

Compensation: Interns will be temporary, part-time employees of the Fairfax County Park Authority. Compensation is $10.46/hour for up to 300 hours. Start and end dates are negotiable.

 

Requirements: Applicants must be enrolled in a two or four year horticulture, botany,

environmental education or similar degree program. Internship responsibilities include developing a project proposal, conducting project activities and presenting a written and oral project report.

 

To Apply: Please send email to Mary Olien, mary.olien@fairfaxcounty.gov. In your email please tell us why you are interested in this internship, describe your qualifications and attach your resume. Deadline March 1, 2013.

 

 

Green Spring Gardens

4603 Green Spring Road • Alexandria, VA 22312 • (703) 642-5173

Fax: (703) 642-8095 • TTY: (703) 324-3354 • www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

FCPA is an equal opportunity employer. A publication of Fairfax County, VA.

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