Phipps Conservatory is offering a summer Pollinator Education Internship for students interested in supporting educational activities associated with our summer-long pollinator programming. The Pollinator Education Intern will work with the Associate Director of Integrated Pest Management as an integral part of our summer 2020 pollinator-focused programming. Tasks may include, but are not limited to, creating and running educational stations both indoors and outdoors, serving as a roaming interpreter of the gardens and their pollinators, and assisting and supporting pollinator education activities in other departments. Phipps’ innovation in Sustainability and plans for the future are part of the educational component. This internship is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a renowned horticultural institution.
The summer Pollinator Education Internship runs from May through August, based on the student’s university schedule. The Pollinator Education Intern will work 40 hours/week for a maximum of 16 weeks and may require evenings and weekends; this is a paid internship. Applicants must have completed 2 years in a 4-year degree program or one year in an associate’s degree program, majoring in education, entomology, horticulture, environmental science, or a related field. Previous experience with informal education/outreach and knowledge of pollinators preferred. Interns must enjoy interacting with people of all ages, educating, and thinking creatively as well as physical work in the outdoors.