Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
Employment type: Internship
Job Location: Vail, CO
Application Deadline: February 21, 2015
Located at 8,200 ft., Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is North America’s highest botanic garden with a world class collection of alpine and rock garden plants. Interns participate in a variety of learning activities in the Gardens, participate in field trips to regional public gardens and conduct plant identification outings on mountain hikes. In addition, interns gain valuable hands on experience working with the volunteers and learning specific gardening techniques from garden staff.
Interns may complete a project related to thier particular field of study or one of specific need of the Gardens. Recent intern projects have contributed greatly to our Volunteer and Children's Programs, Conservation and research programs, and garden design. The internship projects and work offer valuable learning opportunities and are also essential for the success of the Gardens.
This is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience identifying and cultivating alpine and western native plants in a botanic garden setting. The internship will focus on learning about plant acquisitions, identification, labeling, and documentation of the living collections using BG- base software
$9.00/hr @ 40 hours per week
Housing assistance is provided close to the Gardens
Personal vehicle not required but suggested