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High School Internship 2018

Sherman Gardens is seeking an inquisitive, energetic and motivated high school student to join the horticulture team for a fascinating educational experience.  This internship will provide a chance to experience the horticulture profession in a botanical garden setting.  

The intern program is a mix of educational experiences including mini-classes led by guest speakers which provide hands-on learning sessions on topics such as gardening skills, orchids, bomeliads and palms.  Field trips and behind the scenes tours to other botanic gardens, private gardens and nurseries provide interaction with colleagues involved in different ascpects of the horticulture industry.  

The selected intern will be working alongside the Gardens' horticulture staff and recipients of the Arnold D. Haskell Scholarship.  The Haskell Scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the public horticulture major at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.  Together they will work on gardening projects at Sherman Gardens.  An individual project will provide an opportunity to research a plant or species of interest and share that research with Sherman Gardens guests via the Discovery Cart.  The Discovery Cart is an interactive mobile learning station.  

The intent of the internship is to show high school students that horticulture and botany are viable and rewarding college majors and career paths.  


   Compensation: $15.50/hr
   Duration: 6-8 weeks/20-30 hours per week
                  Schedule is negotiable.
   Dates: July 9 - August 24
   Number of Positions: One
   Qualifications: High school student entering junior or senior  

                          year with a 2.5 or higher GPA


How to Apply

  Cover Sheet: Name
                      Grade Level
                      Extracurricular Activities, Clubs or Organizations
                      Activities, employment or vacations internship                                          needs to be scheduled around

   Write an Essay:  
   500 words or less, 12 pt. font, double spaced
   Why does this internship appeal to you?  Why is horticulture,                   the environment and/or plants important to you?

   Application Due By: May 1, 2018

   Email To:  Gardens Director Scott LaFleur                                                           

   Hard Copies Can Be Mailed To:
   Scott LaFleur
   Gardens Director
   Sherman Library & Gardens
   2647 East Coast Highway
   Corona del Mar, CA  92625