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Native Plant Curatorial Internship
Category: Horticulture

New England Wild Flower Society
Framingham, MA

Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Native Plant Curatorial Internship - 2013

New England Wild Flower Society offers a 6-month native plant curatorial internship for 2013 at Garden in the Woods. Applications are due February 1, 2013.

New England Wild Flower Society, Inc. - Garden in the Woods

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).

Native Plant Curatorial Internship
Number Available:    1
Application Deadline:    February 1, 2013
Duration:        (1) 6 month, starting from April through May
Compensation: $240/wk (plus housing)
Contact:          Kristin DeSouza, Senior Horticulturalist and Plant Records Coordinator  
Telephone:      508-877-7630, ext. 3404
Fax:                 508-877-3658

This is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience identifying and cultivating North American native plants in a botanic garden setting. The internship will focus on learning about plant acquisitions, identification, labeling, inventorying gardens, and documentation of the living collections using BG-base software.

The ideal candidate will have a four-year horticulture or botany degree. Priority is given to applicants with experience documenting living collections specifically using BG-base plant records software. The candidate should possess strong identification skills of plant material with a specific interest in native plants of the Northeast.

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

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.

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