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Kitchen Garden Intern – Tryon Palace – New Bern, NC

  • 04 Apr 2017 11:45 AM
    Message # 4711564
    Anonymous

    Kitchen Garden Intern

    Tryon Palace

    New Bern, NC

    Tryon Palace’s Kitchen Garden internship provides students the ability to learn both 18th- and 21st-century gardening techniques through practical, hands-on learning experiences. Working with horticultural staff, interns learn how to implement research in creating and maintaining historically accurate, aesthetically pleasing, and satisfying productive gardens. By working in the gardens, interns will learn 18th century practices, while perfecting 21st century skills such as weeding, watering, and fertilizing. In addition to gardening, the interns will have the opportunity to research a personal project and present it to other site gardeners, as well as to assist with educational programs.

    Qualifications

    The Kitchen Garden Internship is ideal for students with a passion for gardening, willing to sustain long days under a hot southern sun. Please note that this position requires working outdoors in a wide variety of weather conditions, including heat and humidity, and requires a degree of physical strength (lifting up to 50 lbs.) and stamina.

    Candidates should have:

    • An interest in gardening, horticulture, agriculture, and/or public history;
    • A basic knowledge of gardening techniques and terminology;
    • An eagerness to learn, grow, and ask questions;
    • The physical strength and stamina to work outside and lift, carry, stoop, and stand for extended lengths of time;
    • A desire to explore the area of historic horticulture;

    Specifics

    This is an unpaid internship; therefore, the schedule can be flexible. Interns should expect to work a minimum of 18-20 hours per week, Monday-Friday, for 6-8 weeks. Students are encouraged to contact their school about credit and/or stipend opportunities.

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Margaret Schuetz, Student Volunteer Coordinator, at Margaret.schuetz@ncdcr.gov.


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