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Paid Internship Positions

Winterthur offers a limited number of paid internships for undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students in art history/American decorative arts and horticulture.

The objective of the internship program is to offer practical training experience to individuals interested in pursuing careers in the arts, horticulture, or museum fields.  Interns work as part of a team and gain a broad understanding of how a particular department functions within the context of a major museum, library, and garden as well as specific skills related to a particular department's activities.
Internships may be paid or unpaid, but all internships provide students with a unique opportunity to participate in the ongoing work of the department, complete specific projects or portions of larger initiatives, and contribute to our mission.
The duration of an internship may be flexible and varies based on the position and/or need.

Unpaid internships may be available in the following departments: Curatorial, Education, Registration, Garden, Library/Archives, Conservation, Development, Special Events, Visitor Services, Finance, Facilities, and Information Technology.   Please visit our volunteer pages for more details.

Current Open Internship Positions

JOB TITLE:  Groundskeeping Intern, full-time Mar-Aug 2015

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  Will learn proper turfgrass management techniques through hands-on experience in the day to day management of the turf within the Winterthur Garden and Estate. This intern will gain experience in handling a range of mowers and turf situations. The intern will also assist with the maintenance of the historic naturalistic design of the garden by learning and practicing good safety and excellent horticultural and turfgrass management techniques, e.g., fertilizing, planting, pruning, snow removal, leaf removal, mowing, spraying pesticides, mulching, weedeating, lawn aeration and seeding. The intern will also learn the cultural requirements and botanical nomenclature of the plants along with the design principles and environmental stewardship used in the Winterthur Garden.
JOB REQUIREMENTS:  Minimum education: enrolled in an accredited turfgrass/horticulture program or related field and has successfully completed related coursework. Minimum knowledge/skills: Basic knowledge of gardening and turf maintenance techniques and terminology, Ability to operate horticultural hand-tools and power equipment safely. Valid driverís license, acceptable driving record and ability to lift 50 lbs. Ability to execute oral and written directions and to work independently, Ability to express ideas clearly, orally and in writing, Minimum experience: 6 months educational and/or field experience in the study of turf grass/horticulture or related field.
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JOB TITLE:  Natural Lands Intern, full-time Oct 2014-Aug 2015

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  Will gain knowledge and hands on experience working with environmental projects in fields, streams/ponds, wildlife and woodland areas. The intern will have the opportunity to work with the Horticulture staff responsible for implementing proper management practices, exploring new practices, and maintaining outlying areas throughout Winterthur. Housing available on site
JOB REQUIREMENTS:  Minimum education: Enrolled in an accredited Conservation program, Natural Resource Management or has successfully completed related curriculum. Minimum experience: Ability to express ideas clearly, orally and in writing. Ability to operate hand and power equipment safely. Valid driverís license and acceptable driving record. Ability to execute oral and written directions. Basic knowledge of environmental terminology & practices. Minimum experience: 6 months educational and/or field experience in the study of conservation, environmental or related field.
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