Horticulture Intern

Hiring Organization: Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Employment type: Internship
Job Location: Lake City, SC
Application Deadline: April 30, 2018

Horticulture Intern

Interns will work with all levels of the horticulture staff in the daily care of the gardens and plant collections. They will
learn both hardy and subtropical plants, refined gardening skills and new and traditional design methods. Work will
include garden care, greenhouse and nursery management and database management. In addition to regular gardening
duties, each intern will be assigned an independent project to complete.

Moore Farms Botanical Garden is a nonprofit private garden set in rural Lake City, South Carolina. This dynamic 65-acre
garden was established in 2002 and includes 24 different garden areas. Other land use includes agriculture, forestry,
pine straw production and wildlife habitat.

Desired qualifications:

We are seeking students who are passionate about horticulture and botanical gardens. Ability to lift 50 lbs., willingness
to work in adverse weather conditions and a valid driver’s license are required.

The internship is intended to allow juniors, seniors and recent graduates to work along staff in every aspect of the
garden to explore their career options. Preferred majors include: horticulture, botany, biology, landscape architecture
and agriculture.

When offered: 3-4 month summer internship for 2018

Location(s): Southeastern US. Lake City, South Carolina 29560

Compensation and incentives: Compensation includes a taxable stipend of $1800 per month. On-site housing is
provided in a fully-furnished cottage with satellite TV and Wi-Fi. Work exchanges will be arranged with local gardens
such as Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden and the JC Raulston Arboretum. A paid, out of state field trip is planned to allow
interns to experience different regions and for professional networking opportunities.

Work expectations: 5 days, 40 hrs. /wk. with occasional weekend work.

To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Via E-mail:

Rebecca Turk
Director of Education and Events
Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Email: rturk@moorefarmsbg.org
Phone: (843) 210-7582

Please state interest in the horticulture internship in the cover letter.

The goal of this program is to provide students with an understanding of the day to day operations of a botanical
garden, to prepare them for professional employment, to encourage creative and progressive thought and to ignite and
inspire further passion for horticulture. For more information view our website at www.moorefarmsbg.org.

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