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Conservation Intern
Category: Horticulture

The Holden Arboretum
Kirtland, Ohio

Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014

Conservation Intern

The Holden Arboretum

Holden Arboretum is located in the hills of Northeast Ohio’s Lake and Geauga counties (just outside Cleveland) and is one of the largest arboretums in the United States, encompassing over 3,600 acres of cultivated gardens, woody plant collections, and natural forested areas.  The Arboretum was established in 1931 and its mission is to promote the beauty and importance of trees and other woody plants to create sustainable and healthy communities in the Great Lakes region and beyond.  
Intern(s) under the mentorship of Holden’s Natural Areas Manager, will gain practical, hands-on experience in stewardship of native plant communities,  managing invasive plants, monitoring rare plant species, on ecological restoration projects, and work with Conservation Biologist on deer control and other biological surveys.  
The summer conservation internship runs from May through August, based on the intern’s university schedule.  Work schedule is Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week.  Applicants must have their own transportation.  Holden provides housing on site for a nominal charge.  
Currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student.  Degree focus must in a Natural Science major or related field of study. GIS skills a plus. Recent graduates seeking practical experience will also be considered.  Interns must enjoy doing physical work outside in all types of weather conditions and must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in conservation or related field.  
Physical Requirements:
Physical mobility -sitting, standing, walking, lifting/carrying objects up to 50 lbs, kneeling and bending on uneven surfaces.  
To apply:
Qualified applicants should submit a resumé and cover letter detailing your experience as it relates to the position online at
Posting Date:  January 2014
Closing Date:  Applications for 2014 internships will be accepted until positions are filled.  
The Holden Arboretum is an Equal Opportunity, ADA Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace

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