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Plant Records Internship
Category: Horticulture

Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver, Colorado

Posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Plant Records Internship

Denver Botanic Gardens

Position Type: Full-time

Compensation: $9.00 per hour

Job Summary: This is a hands-on internship providing the intern the opportunity to work alongside the professional plant records and horticulture staff and volunteers involved in the daily operation of maintaining plant records in a botanic garden. Work assignments will include plant identification, updating plant inventory, mapping and labeling plants in the garden. The intern will gain experience with BG-BASE plant collection management software, BG-Map plant mapping software and plant mapping methods. Familiarity with plant nomenclature, plant identification and a working knowledge of AutoCAD software is required. Educational field trips and lectures help round out the program. Intern will be required to do a presentation upon completion of the internship.

Duration: 10 weeks, starting May 28, 2014.

Working Conditions: Applicants should be able to lift a minimum of 30 pounds.

Qualifications: Applicants must currently be enrolled in college programs (including graduate programs) and have completed their sophomore year of college with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. To be considered for an internship in Plant Records, applicants must have successfully completed a basic botany or introduction to horticulture class and at least one plant ID class. Additionally a minimum of two courses among the following topics are required: principles of soils, greenhouse management, floriculture, landscape design/construction, plant physiology, and/or plant propagation. A working knowledge of AutoCAD is also required. The internship program is open to both traditional and non-traditional students, including those who are making a career change into the field of horticulture.

All application materials must be received at Denver Botanic Gardens by February 13, 2014 and must include the following:

  • Completed Denver Botanic Gardens application form – available online as a writable PDF or in hard copy through our Human Resources Department
  • Current resume detailing work history and horticulture-related activities
  • All official college transcripts showing class work and including cumulative GPA
  • Two letters of reference that reflect academic and work experience

Please note: the selection committee will not be able to consider your application if all materials have not been received by due date. The completed application packet as outlined above can be e-mailed to: All application e-mails must include your name and the word “internship” in the subject line. Application materials can also be sent via regular mail to:

Denver Botanic Gardens
Attn: Human Resources – Internship
909 York St.
Denver, CO 80206

Additional information and the application form are on our website.  Simply type internship into the search option. We are a nonprofit, EOE.

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