February 1, 2020
6 months (26 weeks), starting in March or April
Hours and Compensation:
40 hours/week at $12.75/hour
Horticulture interns working at Garden in the Woods have the
option of renting a room for the duration of the internship, in a newly
renovated house steps away from the Garden, for $300/month. This includes all
utilities except internet and phone.
Contact: Uli Lorimer,
Director of Horticulture
508-877-7630 ext 3401
Interns assist in all aspects of botanic garden operations
for Garden in the Woods, including the use of proper horticultural practices
(such as planting, pruning, weed management, and irrigation), renovation and
construction of new gardens, inventory and plant record keeping, and public
education. They will gain hands-on experience identifying and cultivating
native plants in a botanical garden setting. Interns can take advantage of
classes held at the Garden and are expected to undertake an independent
research project. This is an exceptional learning opportunity aimed at gaining
valuable career experience caring for gardens and natural areas, planning and
leading projects , and managing volunteers.
Interns are covered by worker’s compensation and
receive paid sick time per Massachusetts law. Native Plant Trust does not
provide health insurance or vacation benefits to seasonal interns.
Benefits include a wide range of optional education classes and field
Native Plant Trust is an equal opportunity employer and
values diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications,
merit, and business need.