Plant Records Internship

Location: Framingham, MA
Deadline: February 1, 2017

Plant Records Internship
New England Wild Flower Society, Inc.
Garden in the Woods
180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701

New England Wild Flower Society is the oldest plant conservation organization in the United States and a leader in regional plant conservation programs and native plant studies. Garden in the Woods is the Society’s 45-acre botanical garden, containing the largest landscaped collection of native plants in the Northeast (more than 1,500 taxa).

Number Available: 1 Application Deadline: February 1, 2017 Duration: 6 months, starting in March, April or May Compensation: $300 per week + free housing (a taxable benefit) Contact: Mark Richardson, Director of Horticulture Telephone: 508-877-7630, ext. 3401 Fax: 508-877-3658 Email: mrichardson@newenglandwild.org

This is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience identifying and cultivating North American native plants in a botanic garden setting. The internship will focus on learning about plant acquisitions, mapping, identification, labeling, inventorying gardens, and documentation of the living collections using BG-base software.

The ideal candidate will have a four-year horticulture or botany degree. Priority is given to applicants with experience documenting living collections specifically using BG-base plant records software and BG-Map mapping software. The candidate should possess strong plant identification skills and a specific interest in native plants of the Northeast.

Interns are covered by worker’s compensation, but the Society does not provide health insurance, vacation, or sick-time benefits. Benefits include a wide range of optional education classes and educational field trips.

To apply, please e-mail or mail a resume, cover letter, and list of three references to:

Mark Richardson
New England Wild Flower Society
180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA
mrichardson@newenglandwild.org
Applications are due February 1, 2017