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2014 Internship Opportunities

The Huntsville Botanical Garden periodically offers unpaid internships designed for you to experience professional development and enhance your resume by providing technical training while at the Garden. Unpaid interns receive the benefit of a 1 year Garden membership, as well as discounts at our retail Shoppe at the Garden and Clementine's Cafe during the their membership period. Please note that unpaid interns are considered volunteers, and as such are not employees of the Garden.

Internship Postings


Anderson Education Center Animal Keeper Intern       Departments: Horticulture & Education

Internship Period: Start date of May 2014 through mid-August 2014

Weekly Hours: Ability to commit to 20 hours of service per week as scheduled; some weekends required (see Duties listed)

Duties Include: Working directly with a Horticulture Specialist and the Director of Education, the Animal Keeper internship will include hands-on care and keep of the fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and insects that reside in and around the Purdy Butterfly House. The intern will be responsible for following all USDA/APHIS requirements. 

Experience & Skills:  No prior experience required. A successful applicant is someone who is outgoing and friendly, enjoys working with people of all ages, loves working with animals, and is able to work outdoors in various weather conditions.

Education: High School Diploma with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher.


Children's Garden Horticulture Intern       Departments: Horticulture & Education

Internship Period: Start date of May 2014 through mid-August 2014

Weekly Hours: Ability to commit to 20 hours of service per week as scheduled; some weekends required (see Duties listed)

Duties Include: Intern will assist the Horticulture staff in their daily duties of planting, pruning, watering and general maintenance of all horticultural elements within the Garden; Intern will engage in practical hands-on activities throughout the various zones designated.

Experience & Skills:  No prior experience required. A successful applicant is someone who enjoys working with people of all ages, is a skilled observer, has the ability to problem solve, and is able to work outdoors in various weather conditions.

Education: High School Diploma with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher.

Butterfly House Intern               Departments: Horticulture & Education

Internship Period: Start date of May 2014 through mid-August, 2014

Weekly Hours: Ability to commit to 20 hours of service per week as scheduled; some weekends required (see Duties listed)

Duties Include: Manage the Discovering Butterflies Discovery Cart stationed in the Purdy Butterfly House on Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and  on Sundays 1:00. - 4:00 p.m. Provide structured and informal educational lessons to Garden guests about the lifecycle of the 12 species of butterflies grown in the Purdy Butterfly House and the host and nectar plants associated with each butterfly.

Experience & Skills: No prior experience required. A successful applicant is someone who enjoys working with people of all ages, is outgoing and friendly, and demonstrates excellent communication skills.

Education: High School Diploma with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher.

 

To Apply for an Internship:

By Mail:

Attn: Volunteer Coordinator
Huntsville Botanical Garden
4747 Bob Wallace Ave
Huntsville, AL  35805

Via E-mail: volunteer@hsvbg.org

 

 

 

All interested applicants are asked to submit a resume and cover letter indicating the name of the internship for which you are applying along with a statement as to why you believe you would be a good candidate based upon the description provided. In addition, you will be asked to complete and sign an Intern Application form.