Education Intern

Location: Lake City, SC
Deadline: April 30, 2017

The intern will work with the Education and Events Manager and the Youth and Outreach Coordinator. He or she will obtain experience in the planning and implementation of summer youth camps, monthly family programs, outreach opportunities, adult classes, events and tours. With instruction from the Education staff, the intern will create, design, plan and teach an adult class, field trip or family program. Other opportunities to learn advertising and marketing experience can occur if desired.

Moore Farms Botanical Garden is a nonprofit private garden set in rural Lake City, South Carolina. This dynamic 65-acre garden was established 14 years ago and includes a vegetable garden, formal garden, green roof, pond gardens, formal shrub borders, muscadine vineyard, greenhouse/ nursery and much more.

Desired qualifications:

We are seeking interns who are passionate about educating the community on horticulture and gardening and have a strong willingness to learn. Must be able to lift 50 lbs., work independently in a fast paced environment and have a valid driver’s license.

This internship is intended to allow self-motivated juniors, seniors and recent college graduates to explore the education career in a botanical garden. Preferred majors include: Education, environmental science, horticulture and biology.

When offered: 3-4 month summer internship for 2017

Locations(s): Southeastern US. Lake City, South Carolina 29560

Compensation and incentives: On-site housing in a cottage with satellite TV and Wi-Fi receiving a taxable stipend of $1800 per month. Work exchanges will be arranged with local gardens such as Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden, JC Raulston Arboretum, Riverbanks Zoo & Botanical Garden and Brookgreen Gardens. A paid, out of state field trip is planned to allow interns to experience different regions and for professional networking opportunities.

Work expectations: 5 days, 40 hrs. /wk. with occasional weekend work.

To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and three references to:

Via E-mail:
Rebecca Turk
Education and Events Manager
Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Email: rturk@moorefarmsbg.org
Phone: (843) 210-7582
Please state interest in the education internship in the cover letter.

The goal of this program is to provide students with an understanding of the day to day operations of a botanical garden, focusing predominately on the education aspect. We also strive to prepare them for professional employment, to encourage creative and progressive thought and to ignite and inspire further passion for public horticulture. For more information view our website at www.moorefarmsbg.org