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Bard Arboretum Summer Internship- Bard Campus

Organization: Bard College Arboretum

Position Title: Summer Intern

Location: Bard College

Hours and Compensation: $10 per hour, at 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, for a 10-12 week period.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 25, 2014



The Landscape and Arboretum Program at Bard would like to offer a hands-on training opportunity in professional horticulture and arboretum curatorial work for a selected college undergraduate/graduate student. The internship would involve working directly with Bard’s historic landscape and its growing collection of trees and shrubs. One student will be selected for a 10-12 week summer appointment. The student would work with Bard’s Horticulture Department and Landscape and Arboretum Program.

The selected intern is expected to participate in the work-life of the institution with maturity, punctuality, curiosity, and commitment to learning. Preference will be given to candidates who have at least some of the        following qualifications.


  1. One or more years of education in horticulture, environmental studies, botany, landscape design, Latin, museum studies, public education, or other plant-related field at a college, university, or technical high school
  2. Work experience in a nursery, greenhouse, garden center, park, arboretum, or botanical garden.
  3.  Career aspirations in horticulture, botany, or another plant-related field.
  4.  Excellent physical health and stamina–Interns are expected to work in all weather conditions (heat, humidity, and rain) and maintain a high level of productivity.
  5. Maturity and self-motivation.

How to Apply

Application- email Amy Parrella to ask for the pdf application

Amy Parrella: Horticulture Supervisor; Arboretum Director

Bard College: 30 Campus Road PO Box 5000 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504

Office: 845-758-7179 Fax: 845-758-9654 [email protected]


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