Public Engagement Intern (One-year internship)

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Deadline to Apply:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 8:00am



Hockessin, DE
United States

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The one year internship is designed for recent college graduates with degrees in ecology, environmental studies, and associated plant fields who want to become emerging professionals in their chosen discipline.  These internships prepare individuals for a job in the field of botanical gardens. Our goal is to seed public gardens with talented individuals who are inspired by native plants so conservation can take root.

Students will participate in field trips, workshops, conferences, native plant classes, and learn sustainable gardening practices.  Intern projects will highlight the investigative nature of learning with a research component within their chosen area that culminates in an in-house presentation and dissemination of information to the public.


How to Apply:

Internships run from May 22, 2017 to May 11, 2018.  An online or onsite interview is required. Onsite housing is available and the internship pay is $11/hour for a 40-hour work week, medical benefits included.  To apply, please submit your application materials electronically through our employment website at 

  • Upload your resume
  • Upload references with contact information
  • Upload a letter documenting your experience and career goals
  • Fill in the Education history section

Your application can not be considered without these documents. Application deadline is March 1, 2017. For more information, contact the Internship Coordinator, at 302.239.8886 or  Each internship is described below.