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Native Plant Trust


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Published 24 days ago

12.75/hour
40 hours/week, 3 and 6 month positions

Horticulture and Conservation Internships with Native Plant Trust :


Native Plant Horticulture Internship (two positions):

Interns assist in all aspects of botanic garden operations for Garden in the Woods in Framingham, MA, including the use of proper horticultural practices (such as planting, pruning, weed management, and irrigation), renovation and construction of new gardens, inventory and plant record keeping, and public education. They will gain hands-on experience identifying and cultivating native plants in a botanical garden setting. Interns can take advantage of classes held at the Garden and are expected to undertake an independent research project. This is an exceptional learning opportunity aimed at gaining valuable career experience caring for gardens and natural areas, planning and leading projects , and managing volunteers. Read the full internship description here.


Chester B. Allen, Jr., Native Plant Propagation and Horticulture Internship (one position):

Interns gain hands-on experience identifying, propagating, and cultivating New England native plants in a nursery setting at Nasami Farm in Whately, MA. As part of this experience, interns assist in many facets of nursery operations, including propagation of numerous species, retail plant sales, seed collection and processing, record keeping, and public information duties. This is an opportunity to gain valuable skills by learning from staff, coordinating volunteers, leading projects, writing articles, and participating in the development of an expanding nursery. Interns have the chance to complete a special project of their interest, participate in educational activities, network with professionals, and attend field trips. Provides entry into both native plant studies and nursery management. Read the full internship description here.


Marylee Everett Conservation Internship (one position):

Native Plant Trust is offering one 13-week internship for the 2020 season based at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, MA. The accepted applicant will have the opportunity to learn about all aspects of the organization’s conservation programs while assisting staff in obtaining landowner permission for rare plant surveys, sending out volunteer assignments, retrieving and processing data, and participating in botanically interesting field trips throughout the region. Additionally, the intern will be involved in seasonal contract work which may include the planning and implementation of habitat restoration and management activities, invasive species initiatives, species monitoring, and floristic surveys. The Everett intern can expect to spend a majority of their time in the office with roughly one or two days per week spent in the field. Read the full internship description here.


Herbert J. Esther M. Atkinson Conservation Internship (one position) and the Lovejoy Conservation Internship (one position):

Native Plant Trust is offering two 25-week internships for the 2020 season based at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, MA. Accepted applicants will have the opportunity to learn about all aspects of the organization’s conservation programs while assisting staff in obtaining landowner permission for rare plant surveys, sending out volunteer assignments, retrieving and processing data, and participating in botanically interesting field trips throughout the region. Additionally, interns are involved in seasonal contract work which may include the planning and implementation of habitat restoration and management activities, invasive species initiatives, species monitoring, and floristic surveys. Interns can expect to spend a majority of their time in the office with roughly one or two days per week spent in the field. Read the full internship description here.






Horticulture and Conservation Internships with Native Plant Trust :


Native Plant Horticulture Internship (two positions):

Interns assist in all aspects of botanic garden operations for Garden in the Woods in Framingham, MA, including the…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Paid

Benefits

Interns are covered by worker’s compensation and receive paid sick time per Massachusetts law. Native Plant Trust does not provide health insurance or vacation benefits to seasonal interns. Benefits include a wide range of optional education classes and field trips.

Horticulture and conservation interns working at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, MA, have the option of renting a room for the duration of the internship, in a newly renovated house steps away from the Garden, for $300/month. This includes all utilities except internet and phone. 

Interns are covered by worker’s compensation and receive paid sick time per Massachusetts law. Native Plant Trust does not provide health insurance or vacation benefits to…

How to Apply

See the "Jobs + Internships" page on the Native Plant Trust website to learn application instruction details for individual internships. Click here.

See the "Jobs + Internships" page on the Native Plant Trust website to learn application instruction details for individual internships. Click here.

Location

180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA 01701

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