University of Delaware Botanic Garden Summer Internships

Summer Internship – Horticulture
Apply by:                   15 March 2016 or until positions are filled
Duration:                   10 – 12 weeks during summer 2016
Compensation:           $11.50/hr
Contact:                    Dr. John Frett, Director
Telephone:(302) 831-2531  Fax:(302) 831-0605

The UDBG has four full time summer internships available for 2016. Students are expected to be highly motivated, hard-working, dependable, and able to work in groups and independently. Interns will spend the summer 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 public horticulture. Students are required to keep a weekly log of their activities and may enroll in PLSC 364 for (3 hr) internship credit. For additional information, please feel free to contact Dr. John Frett. To apply, please submit 1) a letter of interest including career goals, 2) a current resume, 3) three letters of reference, and 4) transcript(s) to Dr. John Frett either in writing or via email.

Dr. John Frett
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
University of Delaware
531 College Avenue
Newark, DE 19716-2170