Dorothy Thorndike Botanic Gardens Internship
The Dorothy Thorndike interns work to connect people to plants, nature, and the environment, using the botanical resources of the Margaret Ferguson Greenhouses, Alexandra Botanic Garden, and Hunnewell Arboretum of Wellesley College.This internship was established in fond memory of Dorothy Dudley Thorndike DS ’75, to further the impact of her passion for plants and nature on students and visitors to the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens.
This internship is open to all current Wellesley College students who will be returning to campus for the following academic year. The primary requirement is a love for plants. Preference is given to students who have taken BISC 108 or have other botanical or horticultural experience. There may be one or two Dorothy Thorndike interns per academic year.
The application deadline is Thursday, April 3. To apply, please email your resumé with a cover letter to Kristina Jones (email@example.com).
The cover letter should include the following:
- Describe what you expect to gain from the program and how the internship relates to your goals or academic interests.
- Briefly explain specific qualifications you have that will contribute to your success at this internship (e.g. academics, past botanical or horticultural experiences).
- Give the full name of at least one Wellesley professor who has agreed to serve as a reference for you (no reference letter necessary – we will contact references as needed).
For full details on the internship and guidelines for applicants, please click here.
Summer 2014 Environmental Horticulture Internships
Interns gain hands-on horticultural experience assisting in the maintenance of the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens under the direction of Senior Horticulturist Tricia Diggins. This includes learning ecological landscaping techniques of weeding, mulching, watering, pruning and controlling invasive species. While working, interns learn about identifying and cultivating North American native plants and native communities as well as woody plant species from around the world. Interns will also help design and plant a kitchen vegetable garden based on a Russian dacha garden. There also will be field trips to gardens and natural areas.
Internships run 6/2-7/3, then 2 weeks off, and 7/21-8/22. Hours are 7 am - 4 pm Monday - Friday, with an hour off for lunch. Interns receive $10.50 per hour, plus on-campus housing or equivalent housing stipend.
To apply, please fill out this application form.
Deadline to apply is Friday, March 21.
Additional opportunities available to maintain the student farm (Regeneration), including coordinating a workshare program. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org