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Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve-Internships in Native Plants and Public Gardens-Fri, 12/21/2018 - 10:20am

Internships in Native Plants and Public Gardens


Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
PO Box 685 1635 River Rd
New Hope , PA 18938

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Description: Internships in Native Plants and Public Gardens
Start date: May or June, 2019
Length of internship: 10-12 weeks; 40 hours/week, may include one weekend day
Hourly wage: $10.00
Applicant requirements: Currently enrolled student with 2 years of college or equivalent; background/strong interest in botany, horticulture, environmental studies.
Application deadline: February 15, 2019

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 2.5 miles of trails that traverse woods, meadow, pond and stream.

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 

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

The Native Plant Horticultural Intern works closely with the Preserve’s Nursery and Curatorial staff and receives in-depth training in:
• Collection of native plant seeds of local ecotypes
• Native plant propagation
• Planting newly acquired species on the grounds
• Display garden maintenance
• Public education and interpretation

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 February 15, 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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Kelly Joslin