Native Landscape Internship

Native Landscape Internship

HOURS OF POSITION: 16-20 hours per week, June-August

STATUS: Internship (unpaid)

DATE REVISED: March 2019

BACKGROUND: 

This position will be instrumental in helping maintain our exterior gardens and native landscapes.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:  

The intern will be responsible for maintain all newly established native gardens, trees/shrubs and edible landscapes. Activities include:

  • Learning about and caring for plants as they grow and mature. 
  • Watering, weeding and mulching these newly established gardens, trees/shrubs or other young vegetation to enhance their survival in early years of establishment.
  • Maintaining log book of projects completed 
  • Maintaining a regular schedule 
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Representing ICNC in a positive way
  • Ability to work well with other volunteers

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

  • Energetic, professional demeanor, positive attitude and motivation. 
  • Basic knowledge of outdoor skills, regional ecology and environmental principles.  
  • Adept at identifying and solving problems.  
  • Good oral and written communication skills. 
  • Be able to work outside in various weather conditions and apply knowledge and common sense to solve problems and/or achieve work objectives safely. 
  • Basic equipment operation

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Be enrolled in or have a degree in: landscape, ecology, parks and natural resources, environmental studies, or a related field. (Preferred)
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds
  • Previous knowledge of native species and vegetation desired but not required. 
  • Have a valid driver’s license. 

To Apply: Send a letter of interest, your resume, and 3 references electronically to:  jobs@indiancreeknaturecenter.org

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@indiancreeknaturecenter.org

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