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Native Plant Horticulture Internship
Category: Horticulture

New England Wild Flower Society
Framingham, MA

Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Horticulture Internship 2013

New England Wild Flower Society

180 Hemenway Road 

Framingham, MA 01701 


New England Wild Flower Society is the oldest plant conservation organization in the United States and a leader in regional plant conservation programs and native plant studies. Garden in the Woods is the Society’s 45-acre botanical garden, containing the largest landscaped collection of native plants in the Northeast (over 1000 taxa). 


Other Information: Interns are covered by worker’s compensation, but the Society does not provide health insurance, vacation, or sick-time benefits. Benefits include a wide range of optional education classes and free housing within walking distance of Garden in the Woods in Framingham.


Native Plant Horticulture Internship

Number Available: 1 

Application Deadline: February 1, 2013 

Duration: (1) 6 months, starting late March/early April

Compensation: $240/wk (plus housing) 

Contact: Kristin DeSouza, Senior Horticulturalist 

Telephone: 508-877-7630, ext. 3404 

Fax: 508-877-3658 



Interns gain hands-on experience identifying and cultivating North American native plants in a botanical garden setting. As part of this experience interns assist in all aspects of botanic garden management for Garden in the Woods including the use of proper horticultural practices (such as planting, pruning, weed management, soil fertility, and irrigation), renovation and construction of new gardens, inventory and plant record keeping, and public education. This is an opportunity to gain useful experience working alongside staff caring for gardens and natural areas, planning and leading projects, writing articles, and managing volunteers. 


The ideal candidate will have a four-year horticulture or botany degree. The candidate should possess strong identification skills of plant material with a specific interest in native plants of the Northeast. Priority is given to applicants with an interest in pursuing a career in public horticulture and botanic garden management.


To apply, e-mail/mail a resume, cover letter, and list of three references.

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