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Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station [Rutgers Environmental Stewards]

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

Internship Opportunity: Summer 2008
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
P.O. Box 685
New Hope, Pennsylvania 18938
(215) 862-2924 · Fax (215) 862-1846
· bhwp@bhwp.org

 Description: Internship in native plants and public gardens

Start Date: May or June, 2008

Length of Internship: 10 – 15 weeks; 40 hours/week

Hourly Wage: $8.00

Applicant Requirements: 2 years of college or equivalent; background/strong interest in botany, horticulture, environmental studies

Application Deadline: February 22, 2008

 Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve offers a paid summer internship to qualified applicants wishing to learn about native plants and public gardens. The 134-acre Preserve features nearly 1000 species of native plants in naturalistic settings along 2.5 miles of trails.

 Interns work closely with Preserve staff and receive in-depth training in:

Native plant propagation

Interpretation and public education

Groundskeeping and trail maintenance

 Field trips to other botanical gardens, native plant nurseries and natural areas round out interns' understanding of plants and public gardens. Interns also attend educational programs at the Preserve and complete an individual research or work project.

 Who Should Apply:

Applicants must have completed at least 2 years of college, or the equivalent, with background and a strong interest in botany, horticulture and/or related environmental studies. Applicants should be capable of rigorous outdoor work including lifting, digging, and sustained walking.

 Applications are available by calling or writing the Preserve, or online at www.bhwp.org/educational/internships. Initial screening will be based upon this application and a cover letter only. Final selections will be based on personal interviews; decisions will be made entirely without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender or sexual orientation. Please return applications by February 22, 2008 to Hildy Ellis, Education Coordinator, BHWP, PO Box 685, New Hope, PA 18938. Applicants with questions may call Hildy at the Preserve (215-862-2924) or send email to ellis@bhwp.org.