409 Conservatory Rd
Kennett Square, PA
Longwood Gardens is one of the great gardens of the world. We strive for innovation in horticulture and display. We present the arts in an unparalleled setting to bring pleasure and inspire the imagination of our guests. We contribute to society through excellent and diverse education programs, horticulture research, environmental stewardship, and cultural and community engagement.
We are located just miles from Philadelphia in the beautiful Brandywine Valley. To apply directly: http://longwoodgardens.org/education/college-and-university-programs/internships-for-us-students
The Plant Records Intern works closely with the Plant Records staff to learn the methods and techniques applied in curating a plant collection in a public garden. Specific experiences include: plant identification, utilizing plant identification keys; accessioning and maintaining plant records, utilizing the databases BG-BASE and BG-Map; labeling, both producing educational labels for visitors and accession labels for staff; and inventorying and mapping, utilizing GPS and total station surveying equipment. The intern will develop a thorough understanding of the principles of plant nomenclature and gain familiarity with a wide variety of publications and other information resources. The intern will also carry out a research project that will result in a paper for publication. A variety of computer skills and familiarity with plant nomenclature, willingness to work independently and in adverse weather conditions, and a valid driver’s license are required. This is a 12 month position.
Currently pursuing a degree (or within one year of graduating) from a degree in horticulture, botany, plant biology or related field.