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Plant Records Internship

10 weeks, May 26, 2015 - August 6, 2015
Position Type: 
$10.00 per hour
Job Summary: 

This is a hands-on internship providing the intern the opportunity to work alongside the professional plant records and horticulture staff and volunteers involved in the daily operation of maintaining plant records in a botanic garden. Work assignments will include plant identification, updating plant inventory, mapping and labeling plants in the garden. The intern will gain experience with BG-BASE plant collection management software, BG-Map plant mapping software and plant mapping methods. Familiarity with plant nomenclature, plant identification and a working knowledge of AutoCAD software is required. Educational field trips and lectures help round out the program. Intern will be required to do a presentation upon completion of the internship.


Applicants must currently be enrolled in college programs (including graduate programs) and have completed their sophomore year of college with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. To be considered for an internship in Plant Records, applicants must have successfully completed a basic botany or introduction to horticulture class and at least one plant ID class. Additionally a minimum of two courses among the following topics are required: principles of soils, greenhouse management, floriculture, landscape design/construction, plant physiology and/or plant propagation. A working knowledge of AutoCAD is also required. The internship program is open to both traditional and non-traditional students, including those who are making a career change into the field of horticulture. Applicants should be able to lift a minimum of 30 pounds.


All application materials must be received at Denver Botanic Gardens by Friday, February 13, 2015 and must include the following:
• Completed Denver Botanic Gardens application form – available online as a writable PDF or in hard copy through our Human Resources Department
• Current resume detailing work history and horticulture-related activities
• All official college transcripts showing class work and including cumulative GPA
• Two letters of reference that reflect academic and work experience

Please note: the selection committee will not be able to consider your application if all materials have not been received by due date.

The completed application packet as outlined above can be emailed to: hr@botanicgardens.org. All application emails must include your name and the word “internship” in the subject line. Application materials may also be sent via regular mail to:
Denver Botanic Gardens
Attn: Human Resources – Internship
909 York St.
Denver, CO 80206

Here is the application.

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Denver Botanic Gardens is a non-profit organization and an equal opportunity employer.