Posted on February 24, 2020
Posted on February 24, 2020
Urban Forest Ecology Research Assistant
The Trammell Urban Forest Ecology Lab in the Plant and Soil Sciences Department has multiple positions available for undergraduate research assistants starting March 15, 2020 continuing through August 2020. The research project requires occasional field work throughout the spring semester leading up to a full-time summer position. The undergraduate research assistants will participate in a long-term urban forest ecology project, the FRAME (FoRests Among Managed Ecosystems). The 2020 research project entails vegetation and soil sampling in 38 forest sites across the region. Desired qualifications include: plant identification skills and a strong desire to work in local forests.
How to Apply
Interested students should send a statement of interest, CV (resume), and two letters of recommendation to Tara Trammell at email@example.com. Priority will be given to students who apply by March 5, 2020. Positions will be open until filled.
National Park Service’s Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation.
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 2020
In addition to numerous training and field trip opportunities, all of our interns will be headed to Acadia National Park in June for a behind-the-scenes look at public park management and a field school. For more information about the Olmsted Center internship experience please see our Designing the Parks Internship Blog.
CENFOODS Summer Farm Internship
CENFOODS will fund up to three interns to work at Fresh To You, the University of
Delaware’s organic farm. This summer, the farm is starting an employee community
supported agriculture (CSA) to increase access to fresh produce. Interns will be assisting in
field work and packing CSA’s boxes.
• Applicants must be current undergraduate students or
recent graduates from the University of Delaware,
Delaware State University, Wesley College, or Delaware
Technical Community College with a GPA of 2.5 or above
Funding Rates and Duration
•Interns will be supported at a rate of $12 per hour. Ideally
candidates will begin part-time in May (10-15 hrs per
week), and it is anticipated that interns will work up to 40
hours per week at the start of summer. The internship will
run until October and will drop back to part-time once the
fall semester begins.
•A maximum of $6,000 will be awarded per student
Complete the application found at this link
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions
2020 Application – $3,000 Scholarship
The Milton Garden Club is now accepting applications for the Milton Garden Club Post-Secondary Student Scholarship for full-time students attending colleges or universities in the State of Delaware including University of Delaware, Delaware State University and Delaware Technical & Community College. The number of scholarships awarded is based on the number of qualified applicants.
The application deadline is April 15, 2020. The completed application packages should be returned to Carol Mertes-Smith, Scholarship Chair at: email@example.com or mailed to: Milton Garden Club, Inc., c/o Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 203, Milton, DE 19968
POSITION: Farm-to-Table Organic Garden Summer Intern
REPORTS TO: Cook/Garden Supervisor
GENERAL SUMMARY: The Pendle Hill Garden is a half-acre vegetable garden, which
uses organic gardening practices and aspects of permaculture design. Utilizing no-till
techniques, the garden produces a variety of fruits and vegetables that are incorporated
into the meals served at Pendle Hill.
The Summer Garden Intern will participate in the day-to-day garden tasks and projects
under the guidance of the Cook/Garden Supervisor, with the goal of fostering and
sustaining a holistic, cost-effective, land-centered food ethic that nurtures the body and
spirit of the Pendle Hill community in accordance with our food philosophy and Quaker
Testimonies. While the majority of the Summer Garden Intern’s time will be spent in the
garden, the hottest few hours of the day will be spent in the kitchen, assisting in the
incorporation of garden produce into meals, as well as performing other tasks as
assigned by the Dining Services Manager. The Garden Intern will also spend one full
day a week working in the kitchen.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Pendle Hill is a Quaker study, retreat and conference
center that offers programs to people of all faiths and backgrounds. Pendle Hill offers
residential, commuter, and online study programs, weekend workshops and retreats,
conferences, scholarship opportunities, publications, bookstore, and rental space on our
beautiful 24-acre campus. Pendle Hill is a fragrance-free, pet-free community.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Participate in the planting, care, and harvesting of vegetables, fruits, and herbs.
2. Work closely with garden volunteers, at times guiding their work.
3. Help staff in Garden Education Workshops and Garden Art Workshops.
4. Organize and host four Saturday Garden Workdays.
5. In consultation with the Cook/Garden Supervisor, design, plan, develop, and
execute a garden-related project of the Summer Garden Intern’s choosing.
6. Assist in the maintenance of the composting system.
7. Assist in the maintenance of garden tools, seeds, other equipment and supplies.
8. Assist in the maintenance of the Cob House and Hoop House.
9. Participate with the kitchen team in preparing meals including set up, service,
clean up and break down
10.Maintain standards of kitchen cleanliness and participate directly in kitchen
cleaning and maintenance, especially before, during and after assigned meals.
• Some experience with and passion about organic gardening practices
• Experience with the safe use of hand tools and other equipment
• Good time-management skills
• Ability to work independently; ability to follow a task list
• A willingness to learn and try new things
• Ability to lift 50lbs.
• Experience in permaculture gardening practices
• A working knowledge of plant-based, sustainable nutrition.
• Familiarity with farm-to-table work and concepts.
• Experience with garden produce processing
• Valid driver’s license
• Experience cooking for large groups
EXPECTATIONS OF ALL PENDLE HILL EMPLOYEES:
• A highly welcoming attitude and willingness to provide hospitality for members of,
and visitors to, the Pendle Hill community. Openness to a wide range of spiritual
beliefs and experiences, cultural backgrounds and practices, and differences (of
• Familiarity with Quaker faith and practices, and a commitment to learning more
and/or a willingness to gain, deepen, and nurture such knowledge.
• Appreciation of the role of Quakerism in the mission of Pendle Hill. Please see
our mission, vision, and values statements as part of familiarizing yourself with
TIME EXPECTATIONS: This is a full-time, non-exempt, term limited position which will
extend from 11 to 13 weeks based on Summer Garden Intern’s availability. This position
requires a Tuesday through Saturday workweek.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: $10.00/hour plus:
• 3 meals a day (meals added to taxable compensation)
• Small Pendle Hill studio apartment (without kitchen) available at a modest cost
• The opportunity to obtain a Swarthmore College ID card, which enables access
to the Swarthmore library and recreational facilities.
• The opportunity to take Pendle Hill courses for free (provided supervisor has at
least two weeks’ notice to modify work schedule).
NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY: Pendle Hill appoints individuals without discrimination
based on color, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, class, gender identity or expression,
pregnancy, age, national origin, ancestry, ability, marital status, domestic partnership or
civil union status, religious affiliation, or any other category protected by law. Pendle Hill
recognizes that some of these categories are social constructs, not rooted in science.
Our aim is to be inclusive and affirming.
BACKGROUND CHECKS: Pendle Hill will conduct a background check for all
candidates prior to hire.
INTERESTED? Please submit a current resume; contact information for three
references, two of which are people who have supervised your work (we will not contact
your references without checking with you first); and a cover letter describing your
qualifications, including how you heard about the position (resumes received without a
cover letter will not be considered), to Hannah Mayer, 338 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford,
PA 19086 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put Summer Garden Intern and your last
name in the email subject line. Review of applications will begin on March 9th and
continue until the position is filled, with an anticipated start date in mid to late May 2020.
Posted on February 6, 2020
MORE THAN A CLASS…A Real Life Experience!
PLSC 367: Horticultural Exhibit Design (2 credits)
Feb 10th – Mar. 26th (Spring, 2020)
Thursday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Jules Bruck , Stefanie Hansen, Jame McCray
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
A truly unique course that puts into practice
the foundational design notion of
“thinking with your hands” by engaging students in a real-world design project.
Start the spring semester with construction, installation, and maintenance of the University of Delaware exhibit at the Philadelphia Flower Show.
Following the show, work on design ideas for next year’s show.
Each year brings a new flower show theme, and new connections with various community partners.
Integrating the show theme, the educational message and the user-experience,
all while working in diverse teams, is the ultimate real-world design challenge!
Posted on February 5, 2020
Posted on February 3, 2020
Program Assistant, Point Lookout Organic Garden, Centerville, DE
Point Lookout is a small organic garden outside of Centerville, DE that hosts urban youth ages 4-18 during the growing season. The Garden is a project of the Point Lookout Farmlife & Water Preserve Foundation and is free to visit by partner organizations. We have a range of programs that focus on horticulture, nutrition, animal husbandry, and the broader ecosystems. We have vegetable, berry and flower gardens as well as chickens, horses, goats and bee hives. The Garden is surrounded by woods and meadow trails and a riparian area. There is also a large outdoor brick oven that is used daily for cooking.
We are looking for an assistant to work with our Garden Manager and Educational Programs Supervisor (the Manager) to prepare and implement our programs from mid-June through mid-August. Our assistant should be passionate about connecting kids to nature and the origins of their food. Duties of the Assistant would include helping the Manager:
- Prepare and plant the gardens,
- Manage gardens’ growth and replanting,
- Care for the animals (including making of goat cheese and honey retrieval),
- Prepare and cook food,
- Lead and supervise groups of students around the garden and surrounding areas
- Record daily events and activities, and
- Develop new activities and areas of focus.
Candidates should also have strong organizational skills. Assistant would be needed mid-June through mid-August. Hourly compensation is provided and Assistant would report to the Manager. Educational credits are also possible. Hours are approximately 9am-4pm Monday-Friday but are flexible. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Posted on February 3, 2020
New Free Online Internship Tool Connects Students to Practical Experiences
People are excited to work with plants, we just need to make sure enough qualified candidates find their dream green-collar job. Only 61% of the annual job openings across the horticulture industry are expected to be filled annually.
That’s why the team here at Seed Your Future is thrilled to launch our new free online Horticulture Careers Internship Search Tool to help students find internships across the wide diversity of the art, science, technology and business of plants.
Posted on January 29, 2020
Internship Openings at Morris Arboretum
Duration: One-year, Starts June 15, 2020
Position Type: Full-time, 40 hours per week
Compensation: $13.10 per hour plus benefits including vacation, health insurance and tuition benefits
Application Deadline: February 14, 2020
The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, a 166-acre public garden in Philadelphia, has nine year-long, full-time internship positions available. The positions are open in education, urban forestry, plant protection, plant propagation, arboriculture, botany, horticulture, natural lands and the rose and flower garden. Interns work alongside experts in the public horticulture field, and take two University of Pennsylvania courses, “Understanding Plants” and “Evaluating Public Gardens.” These courses are offered through the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania. Interns receive academic credit for successfully completing these classes.
Background in horticulture, biology, botany, landscape design, land management, or education. For a complete position descriptions and specific qualifications for each position: Click here
Visit the University of Pennsylvania website at jobs@penn to search jobs, create an account, and fill out an online job application. Attach letter of intent and resume. Have three letters of reference and transcripts (sent directly to Jan McFarlan from the person writing them) to:
Jan McFarlan, Assistant Director of Education
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
100 E. Northwestern Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118
215-247-5777, ext. 156
Posted on January 28, 2020
Grow your career. Grow our world.
Our world never stops growing, and at Nutrien, we never stop either. We’re always in search of a better way, focused on innovation and improving processes and products. We make a sustainable global impact and contribute to responsibly feeding the world’s growing population. We cultivate care across our company, within our communities and as partners to our growers and customers.
Grow your career with Nutrien and help us feed the future.
Annie’s Homegrown annually sponsors the Annie’s Sustainable Agriculture Awards for undergraduate and graduate students studying regenerative and sustainable agriculture. The company supports students working to shape the future of the food system through the lens of three regenerative agriculture principles:
-Building soil health,
-Fostering aboveground biodiversity,
-Promoting resilient farm communities.
Scholarships range from $2,500-$10,000.
For details and to download an application, see https://www.annies.com/agriculture-scholarships/
Environmental Education Volunteer Opportunities: White Clay Creek State Park
Position: Program Assistant for Elementary Environmental Education for Introduction to Geology and
Sand and Soil
Description: Assist the naturalists in leading outdoor environmental educations programs for
Contact: Claire.Mickletz@delaware.gov or call 302-368-6560 to set up volunteer interview.
Commitment: Volunteers must be available at least 1 weekday per week for April and May
Time: varies generally 9am-2pm
We are interviewing now for these positions. Please call 302-368-6560.
For Summer and Fall Internships visit: https://www.destateparks.com/GetInvolved/Internships
Feel free to email me if you have any questions. Thank you!
Interpretive Programs Manager White Clay Creek State Park Claire.Mickletz@delaware.gov 1475 Creek
Newark, DE 19711
LIVE | WORK | LEARN
Become a Mt. Cuba Center Intern
We are pleased to announce Mt. Cuba Center’s 2020 internships in the following areas: Curation, Guest Experience, Natural Lands, Arboriculture, Ecological Gardening (Formal and Naturalistic Gardens) and Greenhouse. We would like to extend an invitation for qualified students to apply for one of eight internship positions. We have openings for four summer interns and four year-long interns. Each unique position is detailed on our 2020 Internship webpage.
Mt. Cuba Center, located in Hockessin, Delaware, is a premier botanical garden focused on native plants and their ecosystems. In addition to working side-by-side with our professional horticulturists, arborists and researchers, interns participate in educational programs including native plant identification, workshops and field trips. Summer interns maintain a field notebook and year-long interns complete a project that will be presented to the staff at the end of their internship.
The application deadline is March 1, 2020.
Mt. Cuba Center
3120 Barley Mill Road
Hockessin, DE 19707
The Smithsonian Gardens provides an exceptionally well-rounded array of experiences in its intern program thanks to the wide diversity of services it offers to the Smithsonian, the world’s largest museum complex. Interns will learn skills in a broad range of horticultural endeavors from SI’s expert professional staff and can provide a strong practical background to emerging professionals hoping to enter the public gardening world.
We accept current and recently graduated undergraduate and graduate students studying horticulture, landscape architecture, museum studies, or other related fields. Selection is based on both an evaluation of the applicant’s application and available positions.
Available internships include:
- Archives of American Gardens Internship
- Education and Outreach Internship
- Enid A. Haupt Internship (year-long internship)
- Greenhouse and Interior Plant Production Internship
- Horticulture Internship (available in summer and fall only)
- Landscape Architecture Internship
- Orchid Collection Internship (available summer of even years)
- Orchid Exhibit Internship (available in winter of odd years)
- Plant Health Specialist Internship
Applications for internships should be received no later than the dates listed below.
- Summer Internships: February 1
- Fall Internships: July 1
- Winter/Spring Internships: December 1
Requirements for applying to the Smithsonian Garden intern program:
Submit an on-line application
Two letters of recommendation
College transcript(s) (unofficial)
Essay describing background, interest in field, career goals and chosen project.
To apply for an internship, applicants must create an account and submit an application online to the Smithsonian Online Academic Application System (SOLAA) at https://solaa.si.edu .
Further details about the internship and how to apply can be found on our website at https://gardens.si.edu/learn/internships .
Parvis Family Summer Internship
The Parvis Family Summer Internship at the University of Delaware Botanic Gardens offers
undergraduates, eager to learn about plants, the environment, their management, and horticulture,
an opportunity to receive valuable hands-on learning experiences by working in the University of
Delaware’s botanic gardens. The Parvis Family Summer Intern will work alongside UDBG
horticulture staff and volunteers in all phases of public garden maintenance and development,
receiving hands-on opportunities related to horticulture, public gardening and landscape design.
The intern may also be involved in special projects such as accession records, garden inventories,
plant signage, marketing, web site projects or photography. Training sessions, public educational
programs, and field trips are also offered to help broaden the intern’s horticultural horizon.
Lafferty Family Summer Internship
The Lafferty Family Garden Internship Fund at the University of Delaware Botanic Gardens
(UDBG) offers an undergraduate student selected from applicants across the US, eager to
learn about plants, the environment, their management, and horticulture, an opportunity to
receive valuable hands-on learning experiences by working in the University of Delaware’s
botanic gardens. The Lafferty Family Garden Intern will work alongside UDBG horticulture
staff and volunteers in all phases of public garden maintenance and development, receiving
hands-on opportunities related to horticulture, public gardening and landscape
design. The intern may also be involved in special projects such as accession records,
garden inventories, plant signage, marketing, web site projects or photography. Training
sessions, public educational programs, and field trips are also offered to help broaden the
intern’s horticultural horizon.
Recipients of the endowed internships will receive unique opportunities to attend professional
meetings, travel to nearby gardens or participate in special projects. Additionally, those who
qualify, a housing assistance stipend of $1500 will be provided for those who qualify. Please
contact Andrew Adams at email@example.com or on the phone at 302-831-0909 if you have
questions or wish to apply.
University of Delaware Botanic Garden Summer Internships:
Summer Internship – HORTICULTURE
Apply by: 15 March 2020 or until positions are filled
Duration:10 – 12 weeks during summer of 2020
Contact:Andrew Adams, Horticulture Manager
Telephone: (302) 831-0909 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The UDBG has a minimum of four full time summer internships available for 2020. Students
are expected to be highly motivated, hard working, dependable, able to work in both groups and
There is no required horticulture experience necessary!
Interns will spend thesummer working in the gardens with the garden staff learning maintenance skills and gaining
experience in public horticulture. Students will work outside performing a wide variety of
maintenance tasks, such as mowing, weed control, pruning, planting, hardscape installation, etc.
Additionally, they will develop specialized skills such as curatorial work, detailed pruning and
propagation. Students will work individually and in groups to accomplish the goals set forth for
the summer. Students will take field trips to local public gardens to further their experience in
For additional information, please feel free to contact Andrew Adams.
Toapply, please submit
1) a letter of interest including career goals,
2) a current resume,
3) three letters of references, and
to Andrew Adams either in writing or via email.
Environmental Soil-Plant Interactions
University of Delaware: Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
Our research is directed toward understanding the processes governing trace-element and nutrient cycling in the rhizosphere and uptake by plants. Our research is trans-disciplinary, spanning the fields of Environmental Soil Chemistry, Plant Physiology, Analytical Chemistry, and Human Toxicology. Opportunities for research include both laboratory and field components from the nanoscale to the field-scale. Lab website: http://udel.edu/~angelias
We have a position available for a laboratory technician (full or part time, negotiable). Job duties include laboratory organization and maintenance, assistance with laboratory experiments and sample collection (field). Opportunities exist for independent research to the extent desired by the applicant, but is not required.
Requirements: B.S. degree in Chemistry, Environmental Science, Soil Science, Biology, or related field.
Highly desirable: Experience with wet chemical methods and analytical chemistry and/or molecular techniques.
Beneficial but not required: Knowledge of or experience with plant growth techniques, biological embedding and tissue sectioning, synchrotron experience, field experience.
To apply, please send CV and statement of interest to Dr. Angelia Seyfferth at email@example.com
Chesapeake Conservation Corps Program
The Corps Program provides hands‐on environmental, leadership and green job training opportunities for
young adults through environmental, community engagement and energy conservation projects. This initiative
places young adults 18‐25 with nonprofit or government agencies to work fulltime in the environmental field
for a one‐year term of service in the Chesapeake Bay region ($19,000 annual stipend).
The purpose of the Corps is 1) to enable young adults to work with host organizations and communities
throughout the region on issues impacting the Chesapeake Bay, and 2) to provide leadership and green
training opportunities for young adults pursuing environmental and conservation careers including
conferences, trainings, grant writing, project management and others. Corps members will work fulltime on
projects and programs in the realms of environmental restoration, community engagement, environmental
education, energy conservation, sustainable agriculture and forestry that will promote and sustain the Bay and
its surrounding environment as well as provide young adults with the opportunities to gain career skills and
become more engaged through meaningful community service.
The Chesapeake Bay Trust anticipates placing 35‐40 Corps Members with nonprofits and government agencies
throughout the Chesapeake region for a paid year of service beginning on August 18, 2020.
What to Expect from the Program:
1) Corps Members will participate in training activities and group activities within the service year.
2) Corps Members must complete a capstone project by the end of their service year.
3) Corps Members must complete at least 4 site visits at fellow Corps Member’s host sites.
How to Apply:
Applications are currently open. The deadline is March 12, 2020 at 4pm. To find more information including a
list of the host sites please see: www.cbtrust.org/chesapeakeconservationcorps
For any questions about becoming a volunteer or about the Chesapeake Conservation Corps, contact Senior
Program Officer Tara Drennan, firstname.lastname@example.org or 410‐974‐2941, ext. 102.
Internships, Scholarships and Grants in Floriculture and Horticulture
DEADLINE OF MARCH 1st APPROACHING!
AFE offers two intern scholarship programs for students in floriculture or horticulture. Both programs include a paid internship, along with a scholarship upon successful completion of the internship.
Posted on December 19, 2019
BELLEVUE PARKS INTERNSHIPS
BELLEVUE PARKS IS accepting applications for internships Also, students can take advantage of the AmeriCorps Education award that’s new for this year, opt in or opt out depending if you want to participate or not in the program.
- DESCRIPTION This is a hands-on leadership role with outstanding learning and experience opportunities working with Management staff and a nonprofit friends group. The position will be responsible for developing an improvement plan for the Bellevue State Park Music Garden.
- LOCATION Bellevue State Park, Wilmington, Delaware http://www.destateparks.com/bellevue
- TERM OF SERVICE 12 weeks – summer Full-Time 30-35 hours per week
They can review the attached Internship Description for this role and they are more than welcome to pursue any of the other opportunities availed on the site. Feel free to give me a call if you have any questions.
Posted on December 12, 2019
SUMMER HORTICULTURAL COLLEGE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Berkshire Botanical Garden
This unique summer internship program offers the student the opportunity to
work with and learn from two non-profit public gardens. Berkshire Botanical Garden was
established in 1934. Located on 15 rural acres, the Garden consists of 26 display gardens and
specialty collections, and three greenhouses. Naumkeag, a gilded-age style estate with restored
gardens designed by landscape architect Fletcher Steele , is a National Historic Landmark
preserved by The Trustees of Reservations. The Trustees is one of Massachusetts’ largest non-
profits and the nation’s first conservation and preservation organization.
Both gardens are situated in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts, a few minutes from the center of the
historic village of Stockbridge. The area is home to many cultural institutions and numerous
DESCRIPTION: This college internship program is designed to offer hands-on experience at
Naumkeag and Berkshire Botanical Garden for college students aspiring to a c areer in
horticulture, public gardening, and landscape architecture or design. Interns will work with
horticulture staff and volunteers in all phases of public garden maintenance and development. This
includes planting, weeding, watering, mulching, pruning, and interacting with visitors. Students
may also become involved in special projects such as accession records, garden inventories,
confirming collections, plant signage, or photography. An ongoing program of intern training
sessions, public education programs, and staff field trips are offered to help broaden the students’
horticultural horizon. A list of the 2019 offerings is listed below.
Summer internships are for 12 weeks, 40 hours per week and start mid -May. The program includes
free shared intern housing at the Naumkeag estate and a stipend of $10.00/hr.
REQUIREMENTS: Previous gardening experience and course work in horticulture, public
gardening, or landscape design are required. Junior and senior undergraduate students applying for
college credit are preferred. Students must be responsible, self-motivated, and capable of the
sometimes strenuous nature of gardening.
APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and an application, which can be downloaded from
Attn: Catherine Martini, Horticulturist
P.O. Box 792
Stockbridge, MA 01262
email@example.com 413-298-3239 ext. 2028
The deadline for applying is March 1, 2020. Earlier applications may receive earlier decision.
Posted on November 22, 2019
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: UCPEA 4 LABORATORY TECHNICIAN II
The Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a permanent, 12-month position as an UCP 4 Laboratory Technician II. Reporting to the Laboratory Manager, this position provides technical support for the Soil Nutrient Analysis Laboratory and serves as a primary resource to the University community, the general public and a wide variety of internal and external constituents.
The College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) at the University of Connecticut contributes to a sustainable future through scientific discovery, innovation, and community engagement. CAHNR’s accomplishments result in safe, sustainable and secure plant and animal production systems, healthier individuals and communities, greater protection and conservation of our environment and natural resources, balanced growth of the economy, and resilient local and global communities. We epitomize the role of a land-grant university, which is to develop knowledge and disseminate it through the three academic functions of teaching, research, and outreach. In so doing, we improve the lives of citizens of our state, region and country.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The successful candidate will be expected to prepare and analyze soil and plant tissue samples, and report results to farmers, contractors, researchers, professors, commercial growers, landscapers, lawn care companies, and homeowners. Specific duties include: participate in meetings to plan and evaluate lab procedures; identify procedures for intended results and make modifications to incorporate suggestions for improvement; assist in editing and updating lab manuals, and keep current on new procedures and laboratory software; prepare reagents, solutions and other lab supplies or apparatus needed to complete laboratory procedures; assist, and instruct student workers with their duties and with technical problems related to laboratory procedures and equipment; Maintain up-to-date inventory of supplies; set up and maintains laboratory; instruct others in proper and safe use of equipment; answer phone and provide information to customers about interpretation of results or refer customers to Home and Garden Education Center; order lab supplies, chemicals and office supplies using UConn’s KFS, purchase orders and Pro-Card; and schedule outside repairs of lab and office equipment as well as perform routine maintenance and minor repair of lab equipment and related apparatus to ensure proper working order. Maintain the Laboratory’s Facebook page and perform outreach at Hartford Flower Show annually. The person selected will work in close cooperation with the Home and Garden Education Center.
B.S. degree in chemistry, geology, biological sciences or other lab oriented scientific discipline and 1-3 years of experience, or equivalent education and experience. Demonstrated knowledge of concepts, practices and standard laboratory procedures used in a soil testing laboratory, including digital handling of laboratory data. Knowledge of standard laboratory safety procedures. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain laboratory procedures and to edit laboratory manuals. Experience using Microsoft Word and Excel, and social media platforms, e.g. Facebook. Demonstrated ability to work independently.
Click here for more details….
Posted on November 22, 2019
Paid Summer Internship – Monster Tree Service
So, what sets Monster Tree Service apart from other employers? Extensive experience, state-of-the-art
equipment, a true love and commitment to the environment, superb customer service, a rapidly growing
footprint, dynamic work ethic, a unique philosophy, and most important…the Monster Team!
Monster’s Internship is designed for Students currently enrolled in Arboriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, Plant Science or
a related 2- or 4-year program. The Internship’s goal is to provide hands-on, real life experience working side by side
with our team of professionals, drawing upon your classroom knowledge.
The Student Experience:
• Gain a basic understanding of the residential & commercial tree care operations.
• Learn the equipment and safety procedures followed to ensure compliance with ANSI standards.
• Work alongside Monster’s tree crews to observe, train and perform tasks for proper pruning, removals and
• The Intern’s experiences will include climbing, bucket truck operation and/or the use of an aerial lift (where
• Ride along with a Sales Arborist to evaluate properties on estimates and follow up on services performed.
• Assist the Plant Healthcare specialist in performing applications for fertilization, disease and/or pest treatments.
If you are interested in applying for an internship, email your resume to Careers@whymonster.com
To learn more about Monster Tree Service visit us at www.whymonster.com
Posted on November 18, 2019
Horticulture Position for Recent Grads!
The Landscape Management Group is seeking a
full time horticulturist/project manager to start in
This position involves working closely with
senior staff to manage day to day maintenance
of commercial landscapes.
field monitoring of plant material, scouting for signs of insects pests or plant disease, and communication and oversight of landscape contractors.
Additional responsibilities may include assisting senior staff in preparing technical field reports, as well as packages for client presentations, seasonal program displays, and project management.
Skills & Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in horticulture, landscape contracting, design/build, or related field.
• Strong knowledge of woody and herbaceous plant materials.
• Knowledge of insect pests and diseases.
• Experienced with Microsoft Office applications.
• Must be detail oriented.
• Excellent communication and team skills.
• Capacity to multitask and manage multiple short term projects at once.
• Ability to work independently and with a team.
If you are interested in the position listed above please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit us at LMGConsulting.com
Posted on November 6, 2019
Are you a current student or recent graduate looking for a paid STEM internship or research opportunity?
Register now at http://bit.ly/32X22q7
November 13, 2019 Noon to 3:00 pm EST
Join us from 12-3 p.m. EST Wednesday, November 13, 2019, for the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Virtual Recruitment Fair showcasing more than twenty-five U.S. Department of Energy sponsored programs.
Discover opportunities for undergraduates, graduates, and postdocs. During the Virtual Recruitment Fair, you can interact with recruiters, scientists and researchers, and explore information about each program. Unable to attend? The event environment will remain open until November 17, 2019 for you to browse content, so register now!
Participating programs include:
- Advanced Short-Term Research Opportunity (ASTRO) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
- Arctic Advanced Manufacturing Innovators
- Artificial Intelligence Summer Institute (AISI) at ORNL
- Building Technologies Internship Program (BTIP)
- Chain Reaction Innovations at Argonne National Laboratory
- Computational Science and Technology Advanced Research Studies (C-STARS) at ORNL
- Cyclotron Road at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- DOE Community College Internships (CCI)
- DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Undergraduate and Graduate Programs
- DOE Scholars Program
- Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science, Technology and Policy Program
- Fusion Energy Sciences Postdoctoral Research Program
- Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) Undergraduate and Graduate Programs at ORNL
- Innovation Crossroads at ORNL
- Marine and Hydrokinetic Graduate Student Research Program
- Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF)
- Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program (SCGSR)
- Science Education Programs at National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
- Solar Energy Innovators
- Laboratory Technology Associate (Lab Tech) Program at ORNL
- Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS) at ORNL
- Pathways to Computing Internship Program (PCIP) at ORNL
- Post-Bachelor’s Research Associate Program at ORNL
- Post-Master’s Research Associate Program at ORNL
If you have any questions or trouble registering, do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
Posted on October 18, 2019
Plant Health Specialist
Hopewell Nursery is a large wholesale nursery located in Bridgeton, NJ. We are seeking a motivated individual to oversee our 1PM and pesticide program at one of our farms. This is a full time, year round position. The right candidate will scout for plant pests, diseases, and disorders, identify problems and apply chemical and/or cultural methods to manage the problem. He or she will run a crew responsible for pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizer, make chemical requests for order, and buy personal protective equipment and other essential items for the spray department. The applicant will work directly with the Plant Health Director to assess situations and determine a proper course of action.
This position will also require that New Jersey worker protection and spray reporting records and standards are in compliance. Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred, but not required. The candidate must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, horticulture, plant pathology or related field and the ability to acquire a private pesticide applicator’s license within 6 months of hiring. Salary is competitive based upon education and experience.
This is a farm job and will require farm work. The applicant will be expected to drive tractors, forklifts, and use spray equipment. It is primarily outside work in various weather conditions.
To apply: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Chris at (856) 200-9826
Posted on October 18, 2019
National Association of Conservation Districts
is seeking 2020 spring interns to work full-time in Washington, D.C. Interns will work with NACD’s government affairs and communications staff to advance the association’s legislative agenda. Interns are given projects to enhance their understanding of Congress and the legislative process.
NACD interns are often college juniors or seniors who are interested in natural resources policy, environmental science or agricultural fields. A performance-based stipend is awarded at the end of the internship.
The deadline for spring applications is Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019.
To learn more and apply, please visit NACD’s Careers and Internships webpage.
DELAWARE ENERGY INSTITUTE
ENERGY RESEARCH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
ENERGIZE YOUR RESEARCH
Are you an undergraduate interested in interdisciplinary energy science research?
Then this program is for you!
Work in a lab for ten full weeks of independent, hands-on research.
June through August, stipend provided.
TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION: dei.udel.edu/eri
At Scotts Miracle-Gro we think people are like plants…in the right place you will grow and flourish. Are
you an advocate of making the world a more beautiful place by inspiring others, championing new ideas
and being intellectually curious? Not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty? If so, then
we want you as part of our Scotts family… the world’s largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and
garden care products!
We’re looking for a Biology Intern who will join our Lawns R&D in Marysville, OH!
This position will be based at The Scotts Miracle-Gro world headquarters in Marysville, a suburb of
Columbus, OH. Not familiar with Columbus? Visit columbusregion.com/columbus-2020/
Our internship program is designed to cultivate the professional growth of students through a dynamic
work environment. Over the course of 12 weeks you will work on meaningful projects and have
opportunities to learn from industry leaders. We are committed to your development but will also rely on
you to bring new knowledge, new ideas and innovation into our organization.
What you’ll do in this role:
● Assist in the preparation and execution of field, greenhouse and laboratory experiments in
support of new product development
● Conduct and/or support experiments focused on turfgrass biology and fertility, input use
efficiency, weed ecology, and herbicide/fertilizer interactions as related to the management of
weeds in residential turfgrass.
What you’ll need to be successful:
● Be enrolled in an accredited college or university studying Turf Science/Management,
Horticulture, Agronomy, or a related biological science. Those with an interest in pursuing a
graduate degree or recently completed a graduate degree are preferred.
● Ability to operate motorized lawn and garden equipment (mowers, utility carts, etc.)
● Possess strong analytical and leadership skills.
● Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication.
● Prioritize collaboration and problem solving.
● Manage multiple tasks and is detailed-oriented.
Email for more info: email@example.com
COME GROW WITH US, WHERE THE GRASS REALLY IS GREENER!
Summer Sales & Marketing Internship Program
Description: The Specialty Division of Helena Agri-Enterprises provides products and services to customers in
specialty markets across the United States. Markets we serve include but are not limited to the golf, lawn care,
sports turf, ornamental and industrial vegetation management industries. This position will assist our Helena
sales team with providing our customers with excellent products and service. The location and dates of the
internship will be determined once candidates are selected and will be based on their interests and availability.
Interns are paid a competitive hourly wage and provided a company vehicle for the summer.
Duties and Working Conditions: This position will expose the interns to nearly every aspect of the distribution
supply-chain including but not limited to:
Interaction with customers, presenting products, taking orders and making deliveries
Developing and evaluating agronomic programs
Other aspects of sales including credit, marketing, organization and time management
Gain first-hand experience with popular chemistries and fertilizer products used in the industry
Putting out test plots, collecting data, organizing, interpreting and presenting results
Helena’s interns are provided a balance of research, marketing, and sales exposure. At the end of the summer,
interns will review of their experiences in a presentation to management and other interns.
Qualifications: Applicants should be in one of the following areas of study or a closely related field, or have
significant experience in one or more of these disciplines:
Agricultural Marketing, Business, or Economics
Candidates must expect to graduate a minimum 2.5 GPA and have a valid driver’s license. Excellent verbal
communication skills are desired. Experience in the fertilizer, chemical and seed industry will merit strong
consideration but is not required.
To Apply: Send a resume to ShaverB@HelenaAgri.com.
Pre-employment drug screen required. Must be authorized to work in the United States.
For more information about Helena Agri-Enterprises visit our website: www.HelenaProfessional.com
Posted on September 4, 2019
Environmental Scientist I
State of Delaware
- Conducts field studies or inspections and evaluations for compliance with permit and regulatory requirements; observes, collects, analyzes, reviews and interprets data from standard field studies, compliance inspections, various regulatory submissions or literature and makes recommendations.
- Performs statistical analysis of data.
- Conducts technical reviews and makes recommendations on permit applications or other various regulatory submissions to ensure compliance with regulations.
- Prepares permits, technical reports and/or enforcement case documents.
- Responds to technical/regulatory inquiries from other state, local and federal agencies as well as public and private organizations or individuals.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Environmental Scientist I
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Life, Physical, or Applied Science or related field.
- Knowledge of controlled sampling, monitoring and testing techniques.
- Knowledge of analyzing and evaluating data.
- Knowledge of technical report writing.
- Knowledge of using an automated information system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data.
Check out more job opportunities at www.delawarestatejobs.com
Posted on September 3, 2019
Undergraduate Research Assistantships at the Center for Historic Architecture and Design
Biden School of Public Policy
The Center for Historic Architecture and Design (CHAD) helps communities preserve their heritage in the face of rapid development and change. CHAD ensures that preservation and historic resources are part of planning and policy development at local, state, national, and international levels. CHAD excels at research and documentation of historic properties and traditional technologies; National Register nominations; and cultural resource surveys that contribute to creation of historic districts, heritage tourism, and similar efforts.
We are looking for smart, hard-working, and dependable undergraduate students to help us complete our project work for the 2019-2020 academic year as either an undergraduate student researcher or an undergraduate archivist assistant. Please read the job responsibilities below to see which position would best fit your goals and skill set. Both positions require a 10 hour per week time commitment, with flexible scheduling, good written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to complete repetitive tasks. All training will be provided.
Undergraduate Research Assistant
This position is great for students looking to gain experience within the policy and planning areas of historic preservation. In past years students have come from a variety of majors at UD including, history, anthropology, archaeology, art history, leadership, public policy, landscape architecture, and more. Projects range from processing survey forms to compiling background research for larger historic preservation documents. There is also a potential for fieldwork outside of the office, if your schedules permits.
• Work collaboratively with CHAD staff to complete project work
• Data processing
• Research as needed for various projects
• AutoCAD drawing
Undergraduate Archivist Assistant
This grant-funded position is ideal for students interested in archives management, cultural resource management, library and information science, and museum studies. CHAD, funded by a Council on Library and Information Resources grant, has undertaken the task of fully digitizing our archival holdings which consist of photographs, negatives, and large format architectural drawings. We are seeking undergraduates interested in assisting with the digitization of these materials.
• Assist with processing CHAD’s archival materials
• Properly handle and care for the collection
• Digitize and catalog the collection
• Provide descriptive data for each item
If interested, please email Kevin Barni at Kbarni@udel.edu
Posted on August 27, 2019
Greenhouse Grower- Eastern PA
- Partnered with a large grower and distributor of annuals and perennials-operating with multiple acres of land, with plants in greenhouses and out in open plots. With recent growth they are in need of a Grower to join their team. They need an individual who has a passion for growing and caring for a variety of flower and ornamental plants.
- As a Grower you will be assisting in the day-to-day operation of greenhouse facilities and outdoor plant plots. Prior irrigation experience in a greenhouse setting is required since this will be a prime responsibility for this position. As a Grower you will also have the opportunity to be involved in the purchasing of products and planning schedules (depends on prior experience).
- If you’re looking for a growing company that offers internal growth opportunities, you may want to check this opportunity out!!
If you have any questions regarding either of these three positions feel free to contact me for more information. And as always if you’re company is looking to fill an urgent need let me know and I can see what I can do to assist you in your search.
Thanks in advance and I very much appreciate any assistance you can provide me with.
Posted on August 22, 2019
FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR
Submission Deadline: September 13
Applications for the 2019-2020 school year opened in May 2019 and will close September 13, 2019.
General Submission Information
- Required Materials: general contact information, statement of financial need, personal essay, resume, transcripts, and two letters of recommendation
- Recommendations may come from a student advisor, instructor, employer, or business associate and must be submitted directly from the recommender to HRI through our online application system
- Submission of all materials must be completed through HRI’s online application system
- Only one application is required to apply for all scholarships for which you are eligible
- Awards are sent directly to the recipient’s school in the fall semester
Posted on August 22, 2019
Walt Disney World Internship
Hello from Walt Disney World in Orlando! The Agricultural Sciences team is looking for undergraduate college students and recent graduates who have received their Bachelors’ degree within 6 months of our internships’ start dates to participate in our fun and challenging six-month hands-on internship in several different agricultural and science education fields including Plant Science, Entomology, Biotechnology, and Aquaculture. Feel free to forward this email along to students and career centers at your university.
We are currently looking for students to fill internships for the Spring 2020 term (January 2020 – June 2020). Please apply as soon as possible to get the process started.
Desired majors include but are not limited to: Ag. Communication, Ag. Education, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Agronomy, Aquaculture, Aquatic Biology, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Crop Science, Biological and Biosystems/Agricultural Engineering, Entomology, Environmental Horticulture, Fisheries, Food Science, Horticulture, Landscape Design, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Ornamental Horticulture, and Plant Science.
Attached, interested applicants will find information on our internship program as well as how to apply.
We would also like to share a video that the Walt Disney Company created to showcase one of our plant science interns, which features her love for agriculture and why she chose to do the internship. You can find the video at this link: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyWorldCommunity/videos/2336870386546562/?t=74
Interested students should apply online and should attach their cover letter, resume and school transcript to their application. Selected students will be interviewed via phone to further discuss the internship.
http://www.disneyinterns.com/science. Click on “Enter Job Title or Keywords” then do a keyword search for “Agricultural Sciences” to view internship postings about the Plant Science, Entomology, Biotechnology, and Aquaculture internship positions along with many other science related internship openings.
If you have any questions with accessing the site, please email us directly at WDW.EPCOT.Science.Internship@disney.com.
Posted on August 5, 2019
Speed Networking for
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources Students
What: Take advantage of an opportunity to network and enhance your professional development skills from employers and alumni. Employer & alumni representatives will be rotated at each table every 8-10 minutes and include topics like interviewing, networking, how to dress, LinkedIn, how to perfect the handshake, how to write thank you letters and following up. The event will conclude with open networking with all alumni & employers. Refreshments will be provided!
Who: Any students interested in a career in agriculture & natural resources should attend. Employers & alumni from varying areas within the industry will be in attendance to provide tips for career success.
Where: Trabant MPRs
When: September 23rd, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
What to Wear: Suggested dress code is business casual.
RSVP on Handshake: http://udel.
Posted on August 1, 2019
Specialized, rotating tracks customizable to the candidate to cater to their interest, growth, and development within the landscape industry.
WHAT WE OFFER
- Assigned mentor
- Housing assistance
- Social and recreational outings
- Company culture and team building excursions
- Industry Events
Estate Management, Bid / Build, Construction, Horticulture
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