Application Deadline: 1 February 2019 for current year’s Internships.
The Marylee Everett Internship
New England Wild Flower Society, the oldest native plant conservation organization in the United States, is a recognized leader in regional plant conservation. Two core initiatives–the New England Plant Conservation Program (NEPCoP) and the Plant Conservation Volunteer (PCV) program–engage professional and citizen volunteers in rare species monitoring, habitat management, invasive species monitoring and control, reintroduction and augmentation projects, and long-term conservation planning. These innovative and award-winning programs work closely with Natural Heritage offices and with conservation organizations in all six New England states.
The internship offers a range of learning opportunities in field actions that are integral to these programs, from coordinating volunteers and entering data to conducting botanical surveys and undertaking management projects. As part of the internship, the intern will have an education plan and be required to complete a project on a topic of his or her choice.
The intern has the opportunity to learn about all aspects of the Society’s conservation programs while assisting staff retrieving data from the heritage programs, obtaining landowner permission for rare plant surveys, sending out volunteer assignments, and entering data. Additionally, the intern is involved in the planning and implementation of restoration and management activities, invasive species initiatives, general floristic surveys, and PCV field trips to botanically interesting locations throughout the region.
Internship: 1 full-time, 13-week position
Starting date: Flexible, as early as May 1st, no later than June 1st
Compensation: a seasonal internship with a stipend of $300.00 a week, plus free housing provided by the Society (which is taxed as a benefit valued at $140/week)
Please contact Laney Widener, Botanical Coordinator, at (508) 877-7630 ext. 3204 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Submit cover letter, resume, and reference list by email to:
New England Wild Flower Society