2024 BHWP Summer Internship
Employment TypePaid Internship (Part-time)
Start date: May or June 2024
Length of internship: Up to 14 weeks; 40 hours/week, with a minimum of 480 hours required. Includes one weekend day
Hourly wage: $18.00
Application deadline: March 1, 2024 or until filled
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve offers paid summer internships to qualified applicants interested in native plant education, horticulture, and public gardens. The 134-acre Preserve in beautiful New Hope, PA features almost 800 species of Pennsylvania native plants along 5 miles of trails that traverse woods, meadows, ponds and Pidcock Creek.
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve (the Preserve) was founded in 1934 with a mission to increase the knowledge and use of native plants by serving as an educational resource and destination that inspires conservation action. It is a member-supported nonprofit organization that has come to be recognized as a local treasure, a state resource and a national institution. Known regionally for its community-based programming, it is considered a statewide source for native plants and is the only accredited museum in the nation focused exclusively on native flora.
Duties & Responsibilities
Interns work closely with the education coordinator and other Preserve staff to receive in-depth training in:
· Public education and interpretation
· Native plant propagation and planting
· Land and trail management
· Nursery and gift shop sales and operations
· Social media, marketing and journalism
· History and ecological importance of native plant communities
Potential field trips to other botanical gardens, native plant nurseries and natural areas are offered to round-out interns’ understanding of plants and public gardens. Interns attend educational programs at the Preserve and complete individual research or work projects for public presentation.
Education and Experience
Applicants must have completed at least 2 years of college or the equivalent with a background and a strong interest in botany, horticulture and/or related environmental studies. Applicants should be capable of heavy work including lifting, digging and sustained walking in unpredictable and adverse weather conditions. In addition, applicants must be able to follow directions and job guidelines and write well.
Initial applicant screening will be based on this application and cover letter only. Final selections will be determined by phone/video interviews.
Visit us at www.bhwp.org for more information.
The Preserve is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to non-discriminatory policies. All decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, promotion and all other terms of employment will be made without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, marital status, status as a qualified handicapped or disabled individual, or any other impermissible factor in accordance with applicable laws.
Please submit the application and cover letter to Santino Lauricella, Education Coordinator, via Google Forms (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YR1rO5xMEUWthrAcsj90LcVnl1arNzGbh5IqargGUw0/edit?ts=659811f8) by March 1, 2024.Application Deadline:
March 1, 2024