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Native Plant Nursery Internship - 2013
Category: Horticulture

New England Wild Flower Society
Whately, MA

Posted: Monday, December 31, 2012


Native Plant Nursery Internship - 2013


New England Wild Flower Society offers 6-month native plant nursery propagation  internship for 2013 at Nasami Farm in Whately, MA. Applications are due February 1, 2013.


New England Wild Flower Society, Inc. – Nasami Farm Native Plant Nursery

128 North Street 

Whately, MA 01373


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. Nasami Farm, the Society’s native plant nursery, produces plants for habitat restoration, wildlife landscapes, garden displays and sale to the public. Our 45-acre botanical garden, Garden in the Woods, contains the largest landscaped collection of native plants in the Northeast (over 1000 taxa). The Society also owns and manages several sanctuary properties throughout New England, as well as leading conservation initiatives and projects within the region. Through its longstanding internship and fellowship programs, the Society provides experiences in native plant cultivation, nursery production, plant/land conservation, and youth through adult education programming.


Native Plant Nursery Propagation Internship

Number Available: 1 at Nasami Farm in Whately, MA

Application Deadline: Feb. 1, 2013

Duration:  6 mos., starting late March/April; 5-day week with Sundays required.

Compensation: $240/week (plus $100/week housing stipend)

Contact:  Cayte McDonough, Nursery Production Manager
Telephone: 413-397-9922

Fax: 413-397-9944


Interns gain hands-on experience identifying, propagating, and cultivating North American native plants in a nursery setting. 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.


Candidates should possess some botanical understanding, familiarity with horticultural practices, an interest in native plants of the Northeast, excellent communication skills and a strong desire to learn.


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. Check our website for organizational information and position descriptions.   


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

Cayte McDonough, Nursery Production Manager
Nasami Farm Native Plant Nursery
128 North Street
Whately, MA  01373


Applications are due February 1, 2013.

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