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Summer Intern
Category: Horticulture

Sarah P. Duke Gardens at Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

Posted: Friday, December 6, 2013

Summer Intern

Sarah P. Duke Gardens at Duke University

Sarah P. Duke Gardens at Duke University announces its summer internship program for students interested in gaining a “hands-on” experience in a public botanic garden. 

Sarah P. Duke Gardens, located in Durham, NC, is a 55-acre display, and education-oriented botanical garden located on the campus of Duke University.  The Gardens are divided into distinct sections that include The Blomquist Garden of Native Plants, The Culberson Asiatic Arboretum, The Historic Italianate Terraces, The Doris Duke Visitor Center Gardens and the new Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden.  The Gardens hosts many university and community programs and attracts about 300,000 visitors annually.

Our 2013 program offers 4 Horticulture Internships.

The internship experience will provide an in-depth introduction to the various aspects of horticulture. Interns will rotate through all garden areas and participate in a wide range of horticulture experiences and responsibilities. Day-to-day the interns will be working directly with Gardens staff, assisting with planting, watering, weeding, pruning, mulching and overall garden maintenance.

Interns will gain insight into the broad range horticulture practices, industries, and garden design through visits to local gardens, nurseries and other major public gardens in North Carolina. Each intern will also complete an independent project with direction and assistance from Duke Gardens staff, many past intern projects have been implemented.

Required education:  botany, horticulture, ecology, environmental studies or closely related majors.

Compensation:  $10.00/hr.  Hours are M-F 8:00 – 4:30.
Help with locating housing is available.

To Apply:  Please send a resume and a completed application form found at to the email address below.  
We will receive applications until February 22nd, or until positions are filled.

Michelle Rawlins, Horticulturist and Intern Coordinator
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
418 Anderson Street
Box 90341
Durham, NC 27708

4 positions are available and college credit can be arranged if coordinated through your advisor.

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