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Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve-Internship in Native Plants and Public Gardens-Wed, 03/27/2019 - 8:36am

Internship in Native Plants and Public Gardens


Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
1635 River Rd. PO Box 685
New Hope , PA 18901

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Job Description 

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve offers up to three (3) paid summer internship to qualified applicants interested in education and native plant horticulture in public gardens. The 134-acre Preserve in beautiful New Hope, PA features nearly 800 species of native plants along 4 miles of trails that traverse woods, meadow, pond and stream. Internship categories are as follows:

Programs & Collection Interns work closely with the Education Coordinator and other Preserve staff and receives in-depth training in:
• Public education and interpretation
• Native plant propagation
• Land management
• Trail maintenance

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.

Duties & Responsibilities 

Interns assist staff in three main areas of the Preserve. In Education, they lead guided wildflower walks for visitors and develop and implement our Children's Summer Reading Program. Duties in the native plant nursery include weeding, watering and plant propagation. On the grounds, they will work on trail maintenance, land management and invasive species control.

Education and Experience 

Applicants must be currently enrolled in school, 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.

Application Instructions 

Applications available online at Initial screening will be based upon this application and a cover letter only. Final selections will be based on personal interviews. Please be sure to indicate which internship you are applying for. Please return applications and cover letter by April 12, 2019

Kelly Joslin, Education Coordinator
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
P.O. Box 685 New Hope, PA 18938
215-862-2924 x 102

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Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve