May into August (approximately 10-12 weeks)
Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:00 to noon
Help plant and care for annuals in historic parterre gardens. Intern will be trained by National Park Service horticultural staff and expected to work independently once skills are established. Tasks include planting, mulching, watering, pinching and weeding by hand. Learning opportunities include practicing woody plant identification, reviewing basic landscape history of the site and observing integrated pest management practices including pest identification.
Enrolled in an academic institution with coursework in or related to horticulture, botany, ecology or natural resource management.
Ability to work under difficult conditions, specifically: heat, sun exposure, pollen and occasionally, gnats. The experience also includes long periods of stooping and a solitary work environment.
Send resume and cover letter describing your interest in horticulture and any pertinent experience to:
Brooke Derr, Horticulturist email@example.com
Hampton National Historic Site
535 Hampton Lane
Towson, MD 21286
MARCH 15, 2015