Forest Park Forever is seeking Horticultural Interns for summer positions in the jewel of St. Louis, Forest Park. The Interns will work side by side with Horticulturalists on day-to-day management of five hundred plus acres of land within the Park.
Activities will include annual and perennial planting, bed preparation, mulching, watering, fertilizing, turf management, tree and shrub maintenance, irrigation maintenance and other horticultural duties. Additional activities performed will be litter pick-up, working with volunteers, and some special events. The Interns will be gaining knowledge on horticultural and landscaping practices in areas ranging from formal to natural settings.
The intern will also be assigned an individual project to deliver. In the past this has included projects such as updating a tree inventory, designing and installing specific floral containers, etc.
Some areas that will be maintained in Forest Park will include: The Grand Basin, The Boathouse, The Dennis and Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center, Dwight Davis Tennis Center, The World’s Fair Pavilion, Murphy Lake, and Park Entrances.
Qualified applicants will be current students with coursework in Horticulture/Forestry. Preferred work term is May to August, but starting and ending dates are flexible. Pay is competitive. Ability to follow oral and written directions is required.
Forest Park Forever is a non-for-profit dedicated to working with the City of St Louis to make Forest Park one of the premier urban parks in the nation. More information on Forest Park Forever can be found at www.forestparkforever.org.
Forest Park Forever is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provides a drug free workplace in accordance with federal regulations