Come study at Mt. Cuba Center, a premier botanical garden that embraces ecological gardening and celebrates native plants. Gain hands-on experience in your specific internship area while working one-on-one with our professional staff. Participate in group projects, educational programming, plant identification classes, and trips to other local horticultural organizations. Each intern will complete a special project culminating in an in-house presentation of the results. The program runs from June 1, 2021 to May 18, 2022.
Natural Lands One Year Internship
The Natural Lands Intern expands their knowledge of and experience with land stewardship while gaining the skills required for a position in the natural resources field. The internship focuses primarily on updating and analyzing existing land management and research data using software tools such as ArcGIS. The intern will also use new and innovative techniques in data collection and analysis. Additionally, the intern will summarize the results and write reports for posting on the Conservation and Natural Lands webpage. The intern may also assist other departments in data collection, analysis, and GIS mapping projects. The intern will learn how to establish goals, objectives, and maintenance schedules for ecologically based land management projects. Qualifications include experience with ArcGIS, Microsoft Office suite, data entry and analysis, and attention to detail.
The internship pay is $11/hour for a 40-hour work week, medical benefits included. Interns will be responsible for providing their own housing.
Please click on Apply below to apply online. Application deadline is March 1, 2021. Please apply early because interviews will begin in January 2021, as applications are received, and will continue until positions are filled, possibly before the March 1 deadline. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 302-239-8886.
The one year internship is designed for individuals with a degree in horticulture, forestry, ecology, environmental studies, associated plant fields, or museum studies who want to become professionals in public gardens. Through this internship, individuals with limited experience in the horticultural industry will also gain basic employment skills. Mt. Cuba Center, while very scenic, is remote and has no public transportation, walking, or bike lanes, so a car is highly recommended. [The use of Mt. Cuba Center's vehicles for personal use is not permitted.]