Summer Position in Rare Plant Conservation in the Pacific Northwest ~

29 de enero de 2008

Summer Position in Rare Plant Conservation in the Pacific Northwest

DESCRIPTION: This 10-week internship provides experience to people who are
interested in rare plant conservation and have completed at least one year
of college coursework, including relevant science classes. Interns work
with the conservation staff on a variety of projects involving Pacific
Northwest native plants, with a focus on rare plants. 2008 field work
includes seed collection, research on possible impacts of grazing on a
rare plant, and one or more rare plant reintroductions. Laboratory work
includes germination trials and the many tasks required for running our
Seed Bank for Rare and Endangered Plants. This position will also include
computer data entry and other documentation, and greenhouse work. This
position requires the ability to work outdoors on some days, sometimes in
difficult weather or in remote areas. Conservation interns and staff work
long days when field research or seed collection are performed and when
travel is required to get to the research site. Visit our website,, for more information on 2008 projects.

The start date is flexible (typically between June and September) and is
determined by Berry Garden staff and the intern. Priority will be given to
current life science undergraduate students, recent college graduates and
individuals considering a career change into the field of conservation

The conservation intern receives a stipend of approximately $2,800.
Housing and transportation to and from work are the responsibilities of
the intern. Transportation to field sites and lodging for overnight stays
are provided by The Berry Botanic Garden.

To apply, please send us the following items:

1) 2008 internship application completed with your information (download a
Word or text file from the blue sidebar on our website in the Internship
2) your resume,
3) a cover letter stating your interest in an internship at The Berry
Botanic Garden,
4) contact information for two references and
5) official copies of your transcript(s) (please send through standard
Non-U.S. residents must also include a copy of their work visa or an
application for a work visa.

Send your application materials via email, standard post or fax. If
sending your materials electronically, send them as an attachment in
either Word format or plain text format. Please label attachments with
your name or initials (do not label your file generically as "resume.doc,"
for instance). Send application materials to Andrea Raven at

If sending them via standard mail, please mail materials to "The Berry
Botanic Garden, Attn: Andrea Raven, 11505 SW Summerville Avenue, Portland,
OR 97219" and write "Internship application" on the envelope.

If sending them via fax, please write "Internship application, Attn:
Andrea Raven" on the cover sheet. FAX: 503-636-7496.

Applications must be received by March 1, 2008.

Contact Andrea Raven with questions. or 503-636-4112 ext. 104

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