Internship - Propagation, Growing, Stock and Shipping

Location: Grand Haven, MI
Deadline: March 31, 2017

Spring Meadow Nursery, Inc.

Internship Job Description

 

       Spring Meadow Nursery produces potted shrub liners which are shipped throughout the United States and Canada.  The liners are propagated by cuttings, they are rooted in 6 acres of gutter connected & Westbrook® greenhouses which are outfitted with traveling irrigators, high pressure fog system and computer controlled environment.  After the cuttings are rooted, they are moved to Cravo retractable roof or Westbrook open roof greenhouses to finish off the plants for sale.

           

In 2016 we rooted over 20 million cuttings produced for sale in 2017.  We continue to expand our operations every year and currently have over 35 acres of production area.  Much of our growth can be attributed toward our focus on introducing new and exciting varieties thorough our Proven Winners® Color Choice® brand.  We travel extensively throughout the world in search of new varieties, in addition to some of our own breeding efforts on site.

 

We are continually looking for qualified candidates to strengthen our staff.  Our success as a company is directly related to the success of our team members.  Without them we would not be where we are today.  We offer internships to those looking to increase their experience level while still attending school.  Each of our interns will initially be focused on one of our four production departments; time is made available in each department in order to gain a well rounded perspective of the full production cycle.

 

 

  Internships in any of our four production departments (propagation, growing, stock and shipping)

 

Interns will work primarily in one department, but will have the opportunity to work at least one week in the other three departments during their time here.  The focus will be to allow students the opportunity to combine what they’ve learned in school with practical experience.  It gives the student the feel for day to day life in a production setting.  Internships are paid and we can assist in finding suitable living arrangements if needed.  Our goal is that an internship would lead down the path of future employment.

 

Contact: Please send a cover letter and resume to Spring Meadow Nursery, Inc., 12601 120th Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417 or email to matt@springmeadownursery.com

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at (616) 846-4729 ext 1401 or visit our website at www.springmeadownursery.com