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Summer Horticulture, Visitor Services and Education internships offered 

 

Lauritzen Gardens is a young and growing public garden located on a 100-acre site overlooking the Missouri River Valley. Internships at Lauritzen Gardens offer exciting opportunities for students to be closely involved with the challenges and rewards of working in a growing organization with a fast-paced atmosphere. Students may receive academic credit through their institutions.

 

HORTICULTURE DEPARTMENT INTERNSHIPS 
Four positions available

Apply by March 1, 2015

Horticulture internships are available to current college students and individuals who have graduated within the last year. A sophomore level or higher standing is recommended. 
Horticulture interns will work directly with the garden's horticulture staff to gain practical work experience in all aspects of horticultural maintenance. Interns will spend time working in several different outdoor gardens, the indoor floral display, greenhouse production, plant records and turf management. 

Duration: 3 to 4 months, starting in May

Compensation: $8.50 per hour

Telephone: (402) 346-4002, ext. 206
Contact: Melissa Burdick, director of horticulture, m.burdick@omahabotanicalgardens.org

        


EDUCATION DEPARTMENT INTERNSHIP 
Three positions available
Apply by March 1, 2015

The education intern will assist with educational programming at the garden including school tours, youth enrichment programs, day camps, adult tours, festivals, special events and garden interpretation. Interns must possess enthusiasm, flexibility, love of the outdoors and the capacity to work with a wide range of people. 
 

Duration: 3 to 4 months, starting in May
Compensation: $8.50 per hour

Telephone: (402) 346-4002, ext. 212
Contact: Brian Kutsch, Director of Education, b.kutsch@omahabotancialgardens.org


VISITOR SERVICES DEPARTMENT INTERNSHIP  
One position available

Apply by March 1, 2015 


The visitor services intern will help with the planning and execution of special events and the support of the daily operations of the garden (facility rentals, gift shop, admissions, cafe, etc.) Interns must possess enthusiasm, flexibility, love of the outdoors and the capacity to work with a wide range of people.

Duration: 3 to 4 months, starting in May
Compensation: $8.50 per hour
Telephone: (402) 346-4002, ext. 204 
Contact: Jennifer Evans, director of visitor services, j.evans@omahabotanicalgardens.org



TO APPLY: Please send a list of three references, one letter of recommendation, a resume and a letter of introduction describing career goals, horticulture and education interests, and reasons for seeking an internship position to the appropriate director at:


Lauritzen Gardens
100 Bancroft Street 
Omaha, NE 68108 


 

 

 

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