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Job Details
Job Order Number
702646
Company Name
Mt. Cuba
Physical Address
3120 Barley Mill Rd
Hockessin, DE 19707
Job Description

Natural Lands One-Year Internship – - – - -
The Natural Lands Intern expands their knowledge of and experience with land stewardship while gaining the skills required for a position in the natural resources field. The internship focuses primarily on updating and analyzing existing land management and research data using software tools such as ArcGIS. The intern will also use new and innovative techniques in data collection and analysis. Additionally, the intern will summarize the results and write reports for posting on the Conservation and Natural Lands webpage. The intern may also assist other departments in data collection, analysis, and GIS mapping projects. The intern will learn how to establish goals, objectives, and maintenance schedules for ecologically based land management projects. Qualifications include experience with ArcGIS, Microsoft Office suite, data entry and analysis, and attention to detail.
- – - – - Internships are Mt. Cuba Center’s greatest investment in the future. Our mission is to inspire an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants and a commitment to support the habitats that sustain them. We hope that our interns continue this trend for future generations to come. – - – Mt. Cuba Center’s internship program has the following objectives: Provide valuable skills, education, and experience that will help interns in their future professional endeavors. Connect interns with professionals in the field for networking and mentorship opportunities. Encourage and enable interns to pursue careers in conservation, public horticulture, or the nonprofit and cultural sectors. Create responsible environmental stewards and advocates for education. We offer TWO types of internship programs: Our ‘SUMMER INTERN PROGRAM’ runs for 12 weeks and is designed for individuals who have completed at least their junior year of college in programs in environmental science, horticulture or plant sciences. And a ‘ONE-YEAR INTERN PROGRAM’ for college graduates with a degree in horticulture, forestry, ecology, environmental studies, associated plant fields, or museum studies to become Botanical Gardening Professionals. COMPENSATION: On-site housing is available at no cost to the intern and pay is $11/hour for a 40-hour work week. One-year interns also receive medical coverage. Mt. Cuba Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, arrest record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws…….Interns are paid and on-site housing is provided……. For more information, contact the Internship Coordinator, at 302.239.8886 or internships@mtcubacenter.org – - – - Please apply for a specific internship position. Application deadline is March 1, 2020. Apply early: interviews are conducted on a rolling basis beginning in January 2020 and will continue until positions are filled, possibly before the March 1 deadline. – - – - SUMMER INTERNSHIPS – - – - – Mt. Cuba Center offers an exceptional 12-week summer internship program that provides students the opportunity to explore public garden career options through hands-on and education focused experiences. Learn practical eco-gardening skills working alongside our horticulturists, and greenhouse staff. Students participate in workshops, field trips, and plant identification classes and maintain a field notebook that demonstrates an understanding of native pants and their use in gardening and conservation. Summer Internships run from May 18, 2020 to August 7, 2020 (no exceptions applied to the start or end date). Mt. Cuba Center’s summer internship program is designed for individuals who have COMPLETED at least their JUNIOR YEAR of college in programs in horticulture, environmental science, or plant sciences. – - – - APPLY FORTHE NATURAL LANDS ’One Year’ INTERN’.


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