Horticultural, Forestry Ecosystem Management, & Public History Internships

Hiring Organization: Dow Gardens
Employment type: Internship
Job Location: Midland, MI
Application Deadline: May 22, 2019

Public History Intern

Position Summary

Dow Gardens is seeking an intern for its History Department, which is responsible for managing the family archives as well as preservation and programs inside of Herbert and Grace’s 1899 home, The Pines. The intern will work under the leadership of The Historian and achieve an understanding of the various roles public historians play. This includes giving tours, conducting research, moving artifacts, installing gallery exhibits, and helping with programs. The intern will work with the historian to choose one project to complete and present to staff.

Qualifications

  • Junior or senior in a four-year program, or currently enrolled in a graduate program, in history, public history, archaeology, anthropology, or related field
  • Applicants need to be comfortable working both collaboratively and independently
  • Comfortable working behind the scenes and speaking to the public in a tour or program setting
  • Physical Requirements Include: Ability to lift up to 35 pounds and climb multiple sets of stairs 

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Horticulture Internship

Position Summary

The horticulture intern will rotate through full-time staff to achieve understanding from a variety of job aspects pertaining to public relations, programming, mapping, IPM, arboriculture, and most specifically horticulture. Weekly work includes operational tasks necessary to maintain landscapes in preparation for visitors and events. The intern will work with a horticulturist to complete a special project and presentation that will benefit Dow Gardens.
This is a minimum 14-week, paid internship. Housing is available if needed.

Qualifications

  • Junior or senior in a program of horticulture, plant science, natural resources, or related field of study
  • Willingness to operate various equipment (mowers, bobcat, tractor, golf carts, chipper, etc.)
  • Adheres to safety protocols introduced at the beginning of the program
  • Understands appropriate presentation and interaction with the public
  • The ability to perform manual labor under varying weather conditions and lift up to 35lbs.
  • Be self-motivated and enjoy working alone, as well as with a crew
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.

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Forestry Ecosystem Management Internship

Position Summary

The recently-restored and replanted Snake Creek Floodplain is a critical component of Whiting Forest. The intern will assist in maintaining the area and research appropriate watering, mulching, and mowing strategies to ensure the health and vitality of the designed ecotype. Candidates are required to deliver a presentation, summarizing the program and their progress, upon conclusion.

Qualifications

  • Junior or Senior in natural resources, horticulture, plant science, or related field of study
  • Prepared to work in a variety of weather conditions
  • This position will require frequent standing, and candidates must be able to lift up to 35 lbs
  • Willing to operate a variety of equipment including mowers, weed whips, tractors, and blowers
  • Adheres to safety protocols
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Valid driver’s license required

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