Request for internship applicants
The native plant nursery is seeking undergraduate student interns for winter quarter. Interns are expected to devote an average of 9 hours a week to nursery projects. In conjunction with the manager, interns will develop learning objectives based on individual interests and strengths, receiving credit for ESRM 399 or their school’s equivalent. The interns’ time will be split between routine plant maintenance, plant propagation, nursery infrastructure projects, helping with weekly volunteer work parties, and individual projects. Each intern will have a different focus to help tackle the many and diverse needs of a native plant nursery. Past internship projects include the construction of a coppice garden, development of a seed provenance database, and the design of our hoop house irrigation system. Potential future projects range from the design and construction of beneficial insectaries to the development of a crop planning schedule.
Both Interns are expected to:
● be willing to get dirty, get wet, and work in all weather conditions
● be on time and follow directions closely
● work well with fellow interns and co-managers, and be comfortable working independently
● problem solve and know when to ask for help
● work well with volunteers- be available for weekly volunteer work parties
● be able to lift 40 lbs and walk on uneven terrain
To apply send a resume and a 300-500 word description of why you are interested. Please indicate why you would like to be considered, what you want to learn, and how your previous work experience and/or coursework apply to this position. To apply or request more information, email the nursery manager, Derek Allen, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are due by Friday, December 8th.