Seeking applicants for the Fred and Virginia Houk Sustainability Internship

Goldenrods and bluestem grasses in the late afternoon sun. Our Allen Education Center buildings are in the background.

Students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are invited to apply for the Fred and Virginia Houk Sustainability Internship at the North Carolina Botanical Garden. This part-time intern will help the Garden achieve its mission to advance a sustainable relationship between people and nature.

A specific project will be determined based on the selected student’s interests and abilities. Past projects have included the Plant Power podcast, a composting workshop, and a sustainability features scavenger hunt.

Requirements: NCBG is seeking a UNC-Chapel Hill student with previous volunteer or paid work experience in sustainability, environmental science, production/marketing, composting/food waste, transportation, or horticulture/gardening.

Preferred skills: Collaborative, strong work ethic, problem-solving mentality, experience or passion for composting and waste reduction, excellent interpersonal skills.

Terms: The term of the position is for November 2021-May 2022 and will average 5-10 hours per week with a flexible weekday schedule and occasional weekend work.

Hourly rate: $11.50/hour

To apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to the Associate Director for Communications, Jennifer Peterson at by October 29.