Plant Records Internship, New England Wild Flower Society, Framingham, Massachusetts
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New England Wild Flower Society is the oldest plant conservation organization in the United States and a leader in regional plant conservation programs and native plant studies. Garden in the Woods is the Society’s 45-acre botanical garden, containing the largest landscaped collection of native plants in the Northeast (more than 1,500 taxa).
Number Available: 1
Application Deadline: February 1, 2017
Duration: 6 months, starting in March, April or May
Compensation: 0 per week + free housing (a taxable benefit)
Contact: Mark Richardson, Director of Horticulture
Telephone: 508-877-7630, ext. 3401
This is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience identifying and cultivating North American native plants in a botanic garden setting. The internship will focus on learning about plant acquisitions, mapping, identification, labeling, inventorying gardens, and documentation of the living collections using BG-base software.
The ideal candidate will have a four-year horticulture or botany degree. Priority is given to applicants with experience documenting living collections specifically using BG-base plant records software and BG-Map mapping software. The candidate should possess strong plant identification skills and a specific interest in native plants of the Northeast.
Interns are covered by worker’s compensation, but the Society does not provide health insurance, vacation, or sick-time benefits. Benefits include a wide range of optional education classes and educational field trips.
To apply, please e-mail or mail a resume, cover letter, and list of three references to:
New England Wild Flower Society
180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA
Applications are due February 1, 2017.