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Berkshire Botanical Garden Horticulture Internship

Jan. 8, 2014

Berkshire Botanical Garden Horticulture Internship

The college internship program is designed to offer hands-on experience at a botanical garden for persons aspiring to a career in horticulture, public gardening and landscape architecture or design.  Interns work with horticulture staff and volunteers in all phases of public garden maintenance and development.  This includes planting, weeding, watering, mulching, pruning, and interacting with visitors.  Students may also become involved in special projects such as accession records, garden inventories, plant signage, or flower arranging. Intern training sessions, public educational programs, and staff field trips are offered to help broaden the students' horticultural horizon.
 
Summer internships are 12 weeks, 40 hours per week.  The Internships usually start mid to end of May. The program includes housing and a stipend of $7.50/hr.
 
Previous gardening experience and course work in horticulture, public gardening or landscape design are required.  Junior and senior undergraduate students applying for college credit are preferred. 
 
Please submit an application and a cover letter, which can be found on the Garden’s website at www.berkshirebotanical.org.
 
CONTACT INFORMATION

Berkshire Botanical Garden
Attn: Dorthe Hviid, Director of Horticulture
P.O. Box 826
Stockbridge, MA 01262
413-298-4505 dhviid@berkshirebotanical.org            

Applications are due by March 1, 2014