Careers in the Plant Sciences

Native Landscapes & Garden Center Internship

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation - Sanibel, FL, US

Position Title: Native Landscapes & Garden Center Internship
Position Type: Temporary Position
Application Review Begins: Friday, July 07, 2017
Application Deadline: Friday, July 28, 2017
Institution: Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation
Department/Division: Native Landscapes & Garden Center
Field (e.g., systematics):
City: Sanibel, FL, US
General Information: The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) Native Landscapes & Garden Center seeks an energetic and hardworking intern to assist in day-to-day nursery operations and work with our landscape installation and maintenance services. The Native Landscapes & Garden Center offers a unique working environment, as it is a non-profit retail nursery dedicated to landscaping for the improvement of native habitat and wildlife on and around Sanibel and Captiva Islands.

Starting Date: late July 2017
Duration: Six months
Deadline: Open until filled
Stipend: ($275/week) and on-island housing provided
Qualifications/Requirements: Applicants should have a strong interest in plants and conservation, preferably possessing a Bachelor’s degree in horticulture, biology, environmental science, ecology, or a related field. The intern should also be able to lift 50 pounds and be prepared to work outdoors in subtropical conditions, including hot temperatures, humidity, and insects.
Responsibilities: Internship responsibilities will include all aspects of retail nursery operation and plant care, including watering, potting, pruning, weeding, plant propagation, landscape installation/maintenance, and customer service. The internship offers the opportunity to obtain in-depth knowledge about South Florida native plants and gain firsthand experience in all aspects of an environmentally friendly nursery and landscaping business.
Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.): Please send a cover letter indicating your interest, resume, and references by email to: jevans@sccf.org; by mail to: Jenny Evans, SCCF, P.O. Box 839, Sanibel, FL 33957; or by fax to: (239) 472-4747.
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Contact Name: Jenny Evans, jevans@sccf.org