Bridge Gardens Internship

Full Time - Seasonal
Posted On February 07, 2018

Description

Located on the east end of Long Island in Bridgehampton, NY, Bridge Gardens is a stewardship project of the Peconic Land Trust. Its mission is to serve as an outdoor classroom and demonstration garden, where visitors may learn about what they can do at the individual level to practice responsible and sustainable gardening and landscape management. It is open to the public and offers educational programs and tours throughout the year. Bridge Gardens is a 5-acre property that has four main gardens and garden areas, the Herb Garden, the Rose Garden, the Vegetable and Community Gardens, and the Mixed Borders.

The Bridge Gardens internship offers a hands-on work experience at a public garden to someone aspiring to a career in horticulture and landscape design. The intern will gain practical work experience in a public garden, including knowledge of environmentally responsible horticulture, integrated pest management and sustainable gardening, by working alongside garden staff. Duties include all conceivable outdoor gardening activities. After working with staff, the intern will rotate through the gardens and be in charge of each garden for a 2-3 week period. During the season, the intern will accompany staff on guided tours, interact with visitors, and develop a public tour to be given at the end of the internship.

We need someone who is committed to working hard, rain or shine, in a hands-on position that requires some strength and endurance. Applicants should be enrolled in an accredited horticultural program at a college or university and have horticultural, gardening and landscaping experience.

The work schedule is 8 hours per day, including lunch and a break, 5 days per week. The intern will be required to work 1-2 weekends per month (mid-late May-September) and some holidays.

Housing is included.

Requirements

Enrolled in B.S. program in horticulture, floriculture or landscape design. (Recent grads of such programs will also be considered.)

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