Summer 2022 Landscape Internship

Hiring Organization: Lavender Hill Farm
Employment type: Internship
Job Location: Boyne City, MI
Application Deadline: February 15, 2022

2022 Summer Landscape Architect Internship at Lavender Hill Farm

Location: Boyne City, MI

Live music, lavender, distillation, retail, sunflowers, tours, events and more. Lavender Hill Farm (LHF) is an agritourism destination located in Northern Michigan. A unique small business work environment where interns will have the opportunity to learn alongside business owners and directors to create valuable work experiences. Our interns will engage in projects and daily operations that have a direct and sizable impact while surrounded by the scents and scenery of acres of lavender at our Certified Naturally Grown farm.

Job Description:

Lavender Hill Farm is looking for an energetic individual to assist with the agricultural side of our agritourism business focusing on improving the landscape of our farm to enhance the experience for visitors. We have taken on a large construction project at the heart of our property creating a strong need for landscaping and beautification. He or she will work alongside our Director of Agricultural Operations and the owners to assist in all areas.

Work Hours and Days:

Our farm is open 7 days a week from 10am – 5pm starting mid-May through mid-October. Interns work 40-50 hours per week May through October and will be compensated on an hourly basis. This internship is generally structured to satisfy a 400-hour graduation requirement; however, if an internship is not needed, we are happy to set this up as a resume enhancing seasonal position. We are flexible and welcome unique inquiries but prefer availability into October. Housing is available.

Depending on start date, some preseason planning hours may be available remotely. LHF will hold “attendance-optional” meetings for the team to get acquainted. Meetings are generally held in Boyne City or East Lansing once a month. There may also be optional work opportunities at the farm to help with fall clean up, winter prep and spring cleaning for those based locally.

Job Responsibilities:

Tasks and job responsibilities will vary depending on the person, experience level and time of year. Some examples may include:

  • Planting lavender and other plants
  • Harvesting lavender
  • Assisting/taking an active role in landscaping projects
  • Greenhouse upkeep
  • Processing lavender harvest
  • Steam distillation of lavender plant material to produce essential oil
  • Managing farm tools and implements
  • Maintaining grounds, gardens, and plots
  • Conceptual development and construction of new plots
  • Driving golf carts
  • Answering visitors’ questions
  • Assist in all departments to assure farm operation
  • Outside work rain or shine

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledgeable about basic plant health and needs
  • Must understand aesthetic arrangement of horticulture plants
  • Must work well in both team and individual work environments
  • Enjoys being outside and working with plants
  • Motivated and positive
  • Willing and able to lift and bend to meet the physical demands of the job
  • Hard working with good decision-making skills
  • Experience working for a landscaping company is preferable.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to Jess at Service@lavenderhillfarm.com