Native Plant Restoration Internship
Are you still in school but ready to launch your career? Our internship program is perfect for ambitious students looking to gain valuable hands-on experiences that will build more than just a resume – it will expand your career possibilities after graduation. Our program is structured to provide students unique experiences tailored to their field of interest. Through these experiences you will build a foundation on which to further you career, your abilities, and your passion. Internships span 10-12 weeks and are offered in specific business segments.
The ideal candidate for the Native Plant Restoration Internship will have a passion for The Arboretum’s mission and desire to learn. The intern will assist the Conservation Project Manager in all aspects of work in the Native Plant Greenhouse as well as the Native Plant Demonstration Garden. The Native Plant Restoration Intern will see the importance of effectively communicating science and research.
- Assist in the native plant greenhouse by propagating and providing daily care of the native plants which includes native seed management for restoration projects. The Native Plant Restoration intern will be involved in the planning, design, implementation of restoration projects in a variety of ecosystems.
- Promote The Arboretum as the Central Ohio Native Plant Learning Center by planning, preparing, promoting and implementing native plant and native habitat restoration programming for visitors of all ages in an indoor and outdoor setting.
- Assist in the conceptualization, design, installation and maintenance of interactive, educational displays regarding native plants and native landscape restoration.
- College coursework in education, natural sciences, environmental studies, communication or other related major/field.
- Preferred experience in providing education, public speaking or communicating with youth and/or adults; or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.
- Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks while maintaining a high-level of attention to detail and quality of work.
- Strong communication skills (verbal, written and interpersonal) for effective interaction with the public.
- Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office applications as well as web-based programs.
- Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
- Ability to work indoors and outdoors in various weather conditions.
If interested, please forward a cover letter and resume no later than Friday, December 17, 2021 to Stipends will be awarded upon receiving grant funding.