DEADLINE - March 15th, 2019
Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens promotes public knowledge and appreciation of plants, gardens and the environment and receives, raises and administers resources for these purposes.
In 1964, The Birmingham Botanical Society, Inc., a non-profit corporation, was founded as a "membership organization to support and improve The Gardens." From that day forward the society's volunteers, fundraising efforts and support staff helped maintain and develop The Gardens.
(1) Work and instruction will center on the study and conservation of plants native to the southeastern United States and may focus on disciplines central to public garden management and maintenance, including the principles of plant propagation, greenhouse and nursery production, planting, grounds maintenance, arboriculture, pest and weed management, as well as the curatorial aspects of plant collections.
(2) The intern also will be given the opportunity to attend relevant local meetings, events, lectures and field trips with staff - and may work on an on-going project of his or her interest
(1) The internship is open to a junior or senior attending a four-year college or university full-time - or a recent graduate (within the last 12 months) of a two or four-year college
Duration & Compensation
Pay Rate: $15 (per hour)
Start/ End Date: Starting and ending dates for this internship are flexible based on the availability of the intern; the program will last 12 consecutive weeks at 40 hours per week. Work days will normally be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
Days Off: Intern will receive paid holidays
What To Send
- Candidates must provide a one-to-two page resum
- A statement of approximately 200 words outlining professional objectives regarding the internship
- A reference from his or her academic advisor (who is knowledgeable of the candidate’s scholastic standing toward graduation)
- Candidates are required to have proof of a valid driver’s license (exceptions may be granted on a case-by-case basis, for example, for disabled but otherwise qualified applicants).
- Preference will be given to students majoring in horticulture, landscape design, landscape architecture, biology, botany, ecology, plant science, environmental science or a closely related discipline
- The internship is competitive and candidates are encouraged to be thorough, detailed, grammatically accurate and concise with their applications.
- All materials must be received by 5 p.m., Friday, March 15, 2019. Materials may be submitted electronically or in hard copy.
- Candidates may be asked to interview with representatives of Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
- A decision on the successful candidate will be made by 5 p.m., Monday, March 25, 2019