Jobs and Internships

Natural Lands Management Internship

Hours: This is an unpaid, part-time, seasonal internship. It requires a minimum commitment of 6 hours per week for a minimum of three months. Work schedule is flexible.

 

Educational enrichments: Interns will support a restoration project funded through PA DCNR’s TreeVitalize program and Briar Bush to remove non-native plants and plant over 300 native trees and shrubs. They will receive experience in natural land management techniques, including training and practice in:

  • Native and non-native invasive plant identification

  • Manual control practices for non-native plants

  • Pruning and/or planting (depending on season) for restoration settings

A few suggested reading titles may be borrowed from the Center’s holdings. Interns learn about regional organizations, conferences, and other local networking opportunities and will be sent any related career information or opportunities of which the Briar Bush staff becomes aware.

 

Responsibilities may include:

  • Identification and manual removal of invasive exotic plants

  • Watering, weeding, planting and/or mulching of native plantings

  • Trail maintenance (less than 1 mile system)

  • Working with youth and adult volunteers to perform grounds work

  • Occasional assistance with program setup and routine maintenance of buildings

 

Qualifications:

  • College coursework in horticulture, botany, environmental science, or related field

  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs., walk on rough, uneven terrain, use vision to identify plants and safely use hand tools

 

Legal Requirements: Interns who have direct contact with minors must obtain a PA Criminal and Child Abuse Check and/or other background checks. This may not apply to all interns. Background checks are performed online and are free or reimbursable for interns.


Contact: Mark Fallon, Senior Naturalist, mark@briarbush.org.

Deadline: Open until filled

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