BG-Base Plant Database Intern

Hiring Organization: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Employment type: Internship
Application Deadline: May 24, 2014
Job Location: Grand Rapids, MI

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Job Description:

The BG-BASE / GIS INTERN will utilize BG-BASE software to assist with the management of the FMG&SP plant records data in conjunction with mapping via ArcGIS under the supervision of the Plant Records & Irrigation Specialist.

Essential functions:

  • Use of BG-BASE software

  • Ability to work with large amounts of data

  • Ability to take & follow direction

  • Ability to work with ArcGIS

  • Ability to work productively unsupervised

    Expected functions:

  • Other duties as assigned by the Plant Records & Irrigation Specialist.

  • Your physical presence is required on the premises for your job in order to interact with Hort team members to meet team objectives.

  • Exhibit strong moral and ethical values.

  • Embrace the fact we are a non-profit institution that serves the public and that you will work with a broad and diverse group of associates, volunteers and general public.


  • Working knowledge & experience using BG-BASE
  • Currently enrolled college/University student
  • Good communications, problem solving & interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge & experience using ArcGIS
  • Those seeking college/University credit as a graduation requirement will be given hiring priority.

Working Conditions:

  • Indoor desk job with some limited out in the field data taking.

  • Monday – Friday flexible work schedule

  • This is a temporary, unpaid Internship early May – mid August

Contact Information

CONTACT: Edward McKee, Horticulture manager with a Resume & Letter of interest via email: 

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