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Education Intern
Category: Education


Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Lake City, South Carolina

Posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Education Intern

Moore Farms Botanical Garden

The education intern will work with the Education Coordinator planning all classes, events, tours, youth activities, lectures, and workshops. He or she will obtain the knowledge necessary to produce the education program at MFBG. The intern will create, design, plan, and teach a class in their time here with instruction from the Education Coordinator. There are other opportunities to learn advertising and marketing experience if desired.

Moore Farms Botanical Garden is a nonprofit private garden set in rural Lake City, South Carolina. This dynamic 50-acre garden was established 12 years ago and includes a vegetable garden, formal garden, green roof, pond gardens, formal shrub borders, muscadine vineyard, greenhouse/ nursery and much more.

Desired qualifications:
We are seeking interns who are passionate about educating the community about horticulture and gardening and have a strong willingness to learn. Must be able to lift 50 lbs., work independently in a fast paced environment, and have a valid driver’s license.
This internship is intended to allow self-motivated juniors, seniors and recent college graduates to explore the education career in a botanical garden. Preferred majors include: education, environmental science, horticulture, and biology.

When offered: Year round, from 3 months to 1 year or more. Locations(s): Southeastern US. Lake City, South Carolina 29560

Compensation and incentives: On-site housing in a cottage with satellite TV and Wi-Fi receiving a taxable stipend of $1800 per month. Work exchanges will be arranged with local gardens such as Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden, JC Raulston Arboretum, Riverbanks Zoo & Botanical Garden and Brookgreen Gardens. A paid, out of state field trip is planned to allow interns to experience different regions and for professional networking opportunities.

Work expectations: 5 days, 40 hrs. /wk. with occasional weekend work. To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Via E-mail:
Rebecca Turk
Education Coordinator
Moore Farms Botanical Garden

Email: rturk@moorefarmsbg.org

Phone: (843) 373-8068

Via mail:
Moore Farms Botanical Garden C/o Rebecca Turk
100 New Zion Road
Lake City, SC 29560

Please state interest in the education internship in the cover letter and desired internship duration/start date.
The goal of this program is to provide students with an understanding of the day to day operations of a botanical garden, focusing predominately on the education aspect. We also strive to prepare them for professional employment, to encourage creative and progressive thought and to ignite and inspire further passion for public horticulture.

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