Longwood Gardens Plant Records Management Internship

The Plant Records Management Intern is a recent college graduate that will gain experience in the operations and management of a plant records office at a public garden. The intern is immersed in the office’s daily operations which include maintaining the plant records databases, plant nomenclature and plant labels for a collection of over 11,000 taxa. The intern is trained, mentored, and assigned work by the Plant Records Manager. He/she is an integral part of the plant records office which is within the Library and Information Services unit of the Education Department and will work to achieve goals that support Longwood Gardens’ mission.

The essential functions of the position are:

  • Accession newly acquired plants.
  • Verify plant nomenclature utilizing a wide range of publications, databases and other information resources, including archival files.
  • Produce both display labels and brass accession tags.
  • Map woody plant material using a GPS.
  • Provide reference assistance for students, staff, and external guests which may include research and/or plant identification.
  • Inventory plants throughout the collection.
  • Work a weekly shift at the Longwood Library reference/ circulation desk.
  • Update What’s in Bloom on Longwood Gardens’ website.
  • Actively contribute to all required Longwood student/intern work projects as defined by the Director of Domestic and International Studies, as well as participates in student/intern activities as appropriate considering the intern’s professional interests and work priorities.

All tasks are performed in alignment with Longwood’s organizational values and are in support of achievement of Longwood’s Strategic Plan.

Skills and knowledge we are looking for in a candidate:

  • Familiarity with plant identification
  • Familiarity with principles of plant nomenclature
  • Familiarity with plant records databases
  • Familiarity with geospatial software
  • Great organizational skills
  • Be able, comfortable, and willing to work independently and as part of a group
  • Be able, comfortable, and willing to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to interact with people in a courteous, patient, and professional manner

This is a 12 month internship starting in May or September.

The position extends throughout one full year, full time, 40 hours per week. This is a paid position at a rate of $10.00/hour with optional free housing (a taxable benefit) provided. Located in Kennett Square, PA, Longwood Gardens is approximately 45 minutes southwest of Philadelphia.
For more information on housing, student activities, hours and wages, go to http://longwoodgardens.org/education/college-and-university-programs/internships-for-us-students or contact EDU-Studies@longwoodgardens.org

A completed application should include
1. The application form (found here: http://longwoodgardens.org/education/college-and-university-programs/internships-us-students/apply-now/application)
2. A copy of your resume (uploaded in a word pdf file)
3. A statement of your professional objectives, approximately 200 words (uploaded in a word pdf file)
4. Official transcripts of all college courses, must show cumulative GPA, minimum GPA of 2.5 required (uploaded in a word pdf file)
5. A letter of reference from your academic advisor (or professor) regarding your scholastic achievements and potential as an intern (uploaded in a word pdf file)
6. A reference from a current or former employer, preferably from within your field of interest (uploaded in a word pdf file)

ONLY COMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
Must be received by February 1, 2018 for May start date.
Must be received by May 1, 2018 for September start date.

Extension Scholars 2018

University of Delaware Cooperative Extension is excited to announce the 2018 Extension Scholars summer internship.  There are 12 internship positions available this summer for students in the areas of Nutrition/Education, 4-H Youth Development, and Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Students may access information on the Cooperative Extension home page and scroll down to click on the Extension Scholars quick link.  Or visit the direct link here: http://extension.udel.edu/blog/student-internship-with-university-of-delaware-ud-cooperative-extension/ .

The deadline for applications is December 20, 2017.  Internships will be announced on February 15, 2017.

2018 Delaware State Parks Internship Program

Academic and career-focused positions available statewide for all seasons.
www.destateparks.com/internship

ALL MAJORS Welcome!
There are more opportunities in Delaware State Parks than meets the eye

In addition to Parks and Recreation, fields include:
• Education
• Early Childhood
• History
• Management
• Business
• Administration
• Conservation
• Theater
• Animal Care
• Biology
Among many others

Available Positions Include
• Environmental Educators
• Outdoor Day-Camp Counselors
• Historical Interpreters
• Collections Management
• Facility/Hospitality Management
• Environmental Conservation
• Park Management
• Program Management
• Rock Climbing
• Historical/Environmental Research
• Costumed Historical Educators
• Youth Conservation Corps Leader
• Zoo Education
• Zoo Keeper/Animal Care

BENEFITS:
Stipend available for most positions
Hands-on learning experience working with field experts
Housing available at no fee (limited – apply early!)
Free admission to all state parks and most state park activities
Outstanding training

To view the full list of current positions and to apply please visit www.destateparks.com/internship

For more information, please contact Delaware State Parks’ Intern Office
302-739-9183 * DNREC_HelpYourPark@state.de.us

 

Winter Term Job Shadow Program

Participate in UD’s Winter Term Job Shadow Program to gain invaluable experience over winter session!

The job shadowing program allows students to learn more about various professions, receive career-related advice, and reflect on the ways in which your education can prepare you for life after college. Job shadowing may include workplace tours, meeting with key members of an organization, and involvement in daily workplace activities. The job shadowing experience will last for a minimum of six hours during one business day and can be extended to two business days if mutually agreed upon. Shadowing experiences are not paid.

Shadow these Agriculture Professionals Over Winter Session: 

Sustainability – University of Delaware | Newark, DE | Apply here by 11/8: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1060425/share_preview

Energy Trading – Constellation | Baltimore, MD | Apply here by 11/8: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1080859/share_preview

Food Science R & D – Lassonde Pappas | Carneys Point, NJ | Apply here by 11/8: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1090092/share_preview

Students must submit resumes and letters of interest between Wednesday, October 25, 2017 – Wednesday, November 8, 2017 through Handshake. Students will be notified of matches and provided with the contact information of their hosts by Wednesday, November 16, 2017.

Any questions can be directed to Ryan Fuller at Rfuller@udel.edu

Fair Hill International Internship

Fair Hill International (FHI) has been hosting horse trials since 1998, with a range of events from unrecognized Introductory level trials to CCI** and CCI*** three day events that qualify competitors for the Olympics.  Three Starter Trials and three Recognized Horse Trials are offered every year attracting riders and horses from all over the world.

The Fair Hill International Internship offers aspiring equine professionals hands-on experience in the behind-the-scenes details in organizing and running horse trails at the local and international level, as well as the opportunity to work alongside top equestrian event organizers and competitors.

Spring Intern Job Description: Responsibilities could include:
Working on CIC3* event April 13-15
-Program ad sales
-Competition set up (all phases: dressage, cross country, and show jumping)
-Marketing/Social Media/Press
-Hospitality Party Organization (selecting caterer, designing invitations, developing budget, creating theme
-Working with FEI vet
-Volunteer management (release forms, data collection for use in future contacts, assignments, hospitality for volunteers

Location:  Fair Hill International is based in Fair Hill, Maryland, located less than 10 miles from Newark.

Candidate Qualifications: Candidates are NOT required to have eventing experience
Enthusiasm for the equine industry
Interest in learning about the competitive world of eventing
Ability to manage time, and work independently or in a team
Good communication skills
Willingness to work in all weather conditions

Schedule:  For each credit, students are expected to complete 40 hours of internship work. Hours will depend on specific duties and events, and will be arranged in collaboration with the internship supervisor.

Compensation:  Students will receive a stipend of $500 for each credit (40 hours)

To Apply:  Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names of at least two references (as one .pdf file) to Dr Biddle:  asbiddle@udel.edu 

Deadline to Apply: January 20, 2018