Jobs & Internships

Opportunities for employment at the Garden are posted on the University of North Carolina's Human Resources website and application must be done through that Careers at Carolina website. Student internships are also available from time to time, and work-study positions are available through the University of North Carolina office that coordinates the federal work-study program.

2015 Horticulture Internship

Closing Date: February 28, 2015

Description and Principal Functions: The primary focus of this internship is on garden maintenance. Other regular activities include plant propagation, care for plants in our nursery and greenhouse, and support for our daily plant sale. Occasional activities include seed collection and processing, as well as invasive exotic plant removal. Summer interns work in our varied plant collections focusing primarily but not exclusively on southeastern native plants. This is a great opportunity to become familiar with the southeastern flora including carnivorous and aquatic plants. Interns also care for the herb garden, organic vegetable garden, and garden of flowering plant families and learn sustainable horticultural methods.

Qualifications: The ability and desire to perform physical labor outdoors during summer weather conditions is essential. Experience with plants and gardening and a strong environmental ethic are preferred, although not required. Applicants must be currently enrolled UNC-CH students.

Terms and Pay rate: This paid internship is a full-time, 40 hours per week temporary position. Hours are Monday through Friday for a 10- to 12-week period in the summer of 2015 from approximately mid-May to mid-August. Housing is not provided.

To Apply: Send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references by February 28, 2015 to Wendy Wenck, Curator, Herb Garden, wenck@unc.edu using Horticulture Intern as the subject line.

Martha Decker DeBerry Horticulture Internship- Coker Arboretum

We are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic UNC student interested in maintenance of a historic garden, southeastern native plants, conservation, and gardening to work with the horticulture department of the North Carolina Botanical Garden during the summer of 2015.

Closing Date: February 28, 2015

Description and Principal Functions: The DeBerry Intern will work to further the restoration and conservation efforts of the North Carolina Botanical Garden in the Coker Arboretum. The primary focus of this internship is on garden maintenance. Regular activities include weeding, watering, mowing, path maintenance, plant propagation, care for plants in our gardens and other general care of our 5-acre arboretum. Occasional activities include seed collection and processing and invasive exotics removal. A secondary but important goal is to learn about sustainable gardening methods and about the southeastern flora. The intern will also have the opportunity to learn about local botany, ecology, and conservation issues, as well as about working with an education-, research-, and conservation-oriented public entity.

Qualifications: The ability to perform physical labor out of doors despite summer temperatures is necessary. Experience with plants and gardening and a strong environmental ethic are preferred though not required.

Terms: This paid internship is a full-time, 40 hours per week, temporary position, working Monday through Friday, for a 10- to 12-week period in the summer of 2015, from approximately mid-May to mid-August. Housing is not provided.

To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter, by February 28, 2015, to:
Margo MacIntyre, Coker Arboretum Curator
North Carolina Botanical Garden
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB # 3375, Totten Center
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3375
or send via email, stating "DeBerry Horticulture Internship" in the subject line.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer.

Updated on January 29, 2015 at 09:11:35 am.


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