Mt. Cuba Center – Marketing and Outreach One Year Internship (Native Plant Botanical Garden)

Hiring Organization:
Mt. Cuba Center


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Application Deadline:
April 1, 2018

Come study at Mt. Cuba Center, a premier botanical garden that embraces ecological gardening and celebrates native plants. Gain hands-on experience in your specific internship area while working one-on-one with our professional staff.  Participate in group projects, educational programming, plant identification classes, and trips to other local horticultural organizations.  Each intern will complete a special project culminating in an in-house presentation of the results.  The program runs from May 21, 2018 to May 10, 2019.  The internship pay is $11/hour for a 40-hour work week, medical benefits included.  Housing is available on site at beautiful Mt. Cuba Center at no cost to the intern.

The Marketing and Outreach Intern will learn how to successfully promote and raise the profile of a public garden through print and digital marketing, outreach, and communications. In addition, the intern will design, implement, and review marketing, outreach, and communications strategies that promote our conservation mission and extend our public reach. The intern project involves researching, writing, and editing Mt. Cuba Center’s Native Plant Finder, an online plant profile database.  The intern will develop a portfolio of professional copy writing, commercial photography, and social media management and take native plant classes that enhance an understanding of ecology and conservation.  Successful candidates will have an interest in ecology, enthusiasm for thorough research, and strong writing skills.

The one year internship is designed for individuals with a degree in horticulture, forestry, ecology, environmental studies, associated plant fields, or museum studies who want to become professionals in public gardens.  Through this internship, individuals with limited experience in the horticultural industry will also gain basic employment skills.  Mt. Cuba Center, while very scenic, is remote and has no public transportation, walking, or bike lanes, so a car is highly recommended.  [The use of Mt. Cuba Center’s vehicles for personal use is not permitted.]


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