13 December 2008

2009 Triad Internship

The Center for Public Horticulture at the University of Delaware is accepting applications for the 2009 Triad Internship. The purpose of this unique learning / working experience is to provide undergraduate students an introduction to the diverse careers in public horticulture and an exposure to the missions, resources, and operations of varied public horticulture institutions. The Internship provides broad exposure to career opportunities through a balance of job shadowing, hands-on work, and other learning opportunities. While this Internship is part of the UD Landscape Horticulture curriculum, undergraduate students from any college or university are invited to participate. Working with staff of the Center, students will choose three internship sites with differing missions and budgets, from a menu of approximately thirty public gardens from one of the following metropolitan areas:

. Philadelphia / Wilmington, DE
. New York City
. Washington, D.C.
. Baltimore
. Northern New Jersey

An applicant may also work well in advance with The Center to assemble an internship in another area of the country or with gardens not listed on the menu.

While UD students can earn three hours of course credit, students from all universities and academic programs are invited to participate, but are urged to verify credit transfer acceptance at their home institution prior to registration. The Center cannot be responsible for any credit transfer problems.

The Center will provide a stipend to each student that includes $10 per hour of work at each institution, as well as cover transportation expenses, and, if necessary, housing expenses. A minimum of 135 work hours is required, with extensions entertained upon request, especially for non-UD students, pending availability of funds. The Internship is offered for credit only,
and all students are responsible for associated tuition and fees, including out of state tuition if applicable. The application deadline is February 1, 2009, with decisions by March 1st. For an application, list of host gardens, FAQ's, and more information, visit the Center's website at <http://www.publichorticulture.udel.edu/education/triad-internship.html>.

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