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 Apr-Aug 2014

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:  Arborist Intern, full-time temp May-Aug 2014

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  Acquires, develops and applies fundamental arboricultural concepts and skills through his/her active participation with the Winterthur Arborist staff in various aspects of tree care and arboricultural practices throughout the Winterthur Estate, e.g., pruning, climbing and proper equipment usage.
JOB REQUIREMENTS:  Minimum education: Enrolled in an accredited arboriculture or has successfully completed related curriculum. Minimum knowledge/skills: Ability to express ideas clearly, orally and in writing. Ability to operate arboricultural hand and power equipment safely. Valid driverís license and acceptable driving record. Ability to execute oral and written directions. Basic knowledge of arboriculture terminology & practices. Minimum experience: 6 months educational and/or field experience in the study of arboriculture or related field.
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