The UW student chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration’s (SER-UW) native plant nursery is located on campus at the Center for Urban Horticulture (CUH). It is a student run operation that provides plants to the on-campus restoration projects that SER-UW manages. This year, with the support of a Campus Sustainability Fund grant, the nursery is expanding by building a new hoop house, growing more plants from seed and cuttings, and increasing its opportunities for volunteer involvement.
The native plant nursery is seeking two undergraduate student interns for spring quarter. Interns are expected to devote an average of 9 hours a week to nursery projects. In conjunction with the co- managers, interns will develop learning objectives based on individual interests and strengths, receiving credit for ESRM 399 or their school’s equivalent. The interns' time will be split between routine plant maintenance, plant propagation, nursery infrastructure projects, helping with weekly volunteer work parties, and individual projects. Each intern will have a different focus to help tackle the many and diverse needs of a native plant nursery. The two intern position descriptions are as follows:
Communications Intern will produce a video telling the story of the SER nursery, work on increasing volunteer involvement with outside groups, produce written content for newsletters, social media, and advertising, and assist with the coordination of a large community event.
Botany Intern will assist in plant propagation and production of native species grown in the nursery, developing plant irrigation systems, organizing a public plant sale, and preparing the nursery for the summer months.
Both Interns are expected to:
- be willing to get dirty, get wet, and work in all weather conditions
- be on time and follow directions closely
- work well with fellow interns and co-managers, and be comfortable working independently
- problem solve and know when to ask for help
- work well with volunteers- be available for weekly volunteer work parties
- be able to lift 40 lbs and walk on uneven terrain
To apply send a resume and a 300-500 word description of why you are interested. Please indicate which role(s) you would like to be considered for, what you want to learn, and how your previous work experience and/or coursework apply to this position. Contact the nursery co-managers, Courtney Bobsin and Mary-Margaret Greene, at email@example.com with questions, for more information, or to submit your application.
Applications are due by Monday, March 7th.