Community Garden & Apiary Intern

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Downers Grove, IL
United States

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This team member will operate in a dynamic and energetic environment, where innovative thinking towards achieving common success is appreciated and expected. Work will take place primarily outdoors in all types of weather during the summer. This is a seasonal internship lasting 10 weeks. This intern will work with a team of Naturalists and Instructors and have a variety of responsibilities including assisting with the management of Mar-Duke Farm and communicating with gardeners, assisting the beekeeper with the management of the teaching apiary and beekeeping programs at Lyman Woods, planning, planting and maintenance of demonstration gardens, and maintaining accurate records. This is an unpaid internship, but a stipend is available.

Internship candidates must be working towards a degree in Environmental Science, Urban Agriculture, Sustainability, Biology, Ecology, Restoration Ecology or a related field. In addition to regular duties, the internship will include the completion of a specific project that will be decided on in partnership with the intern based on interests and skills. The success of this position lies with the individual, their work ethic and their values. Passion, enthusiasm, willingness to learn, and cultural fit are equally important. This position will assist our beekeeper in our teaching apiary; previous experience with beekeeping is a bonus, but being comfortable working with bees is a must.

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