The 6-month education intern will work the Youth and Outreach Coordinator and Educator. He or she will obtain experience in the planning and implementation of summer youth camps, school field trips, family programs, outreach opportunities, adult classes, events and tours. With instruction from the Education staff, this intern will create, design, plan and teach a field trip and outreach program.
Moore Farms Botanical Garden is a non-profit private garden set in rural Lake City, South Carolina. This dynamic 65-acre garden was established in 2002 and includes 24 different garden areas. Other land use includes agriculture, forestry, pine straw production and wildlife habitat.
Compensation and incentives: Compensation includes a taxable stipend of $1800 per month. On-site housing is provided in a fully-furnished house with satellite TV and Wi-Fi. Work exchanges and trips will be arranged with local gardens. A paid, out of state trip is planned to allow interns to experience different regions and for professional networking opportunities.
When offered: 6-month internship for 2020 (Internship duration: March/April – August/September)
Location(s): Southeastern US. Lake City, South Carolina 29560
Work expectations: 5 days, 40 hrs. /wk. with occasional weekend work.
We are seeking an intern who is passionate about educating the community on environmental science, natural history, horticulture and gardening and has a strong willingness to learn. Must be able to lift 50 lbs., work independently in a fast-paced environment and have a valid driver’s license.
This internship is intended to allow self-motivated juniors, seniors, recent college graduates and graduate students to explore an education career in a botanical garden. Preferred majors include: Education, environmental science, horticulture, forestry and biology.
To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and three references to:
Director of Education and Events
Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Phone: (843) 210-7588
Please state interest in the education internship in the cover letter.
The goal of this program is to provide students with an understanding of the day to day operations of a botanical garden, focusing predominately on the education aspect. We also strive to prepare them for professional employment, to encourage creative and progressive thought and to ignite and inspire further passion for public horticulture. For more information view our website at www.moorefarmsbg.org.