Matthaei Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor seeks summer interns

Several Nature Academy internships still available

Student volunteers working at the Campus Farm on March 9, 2018 (Photo: Meredith Bruckner)

ANN ARBOR – Are you looking for a summer internship? Do you love the outdoors? Then an internship with University of Michigan’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens Nature Academy could be a good fit for you.

According to a recent release, several internship positions are still available. These include working on the campus farm, field services, visitor services, events and assisting with the annual Shakespeare in the Arb production in Nichols Arboretum.

The paid internships offer flexible hours and length. According to Matthaei Botanical Gardens website, they include:

  • Visitor Services: Duties include greeting visitors, taking phone calls and communicating information about our properties and programs, assisting with retail operations, and working with volunteers.
  • Facilities, equipment and landscaping (4 positions): work with our facilities and landscaping team to help maintain our buildings, landscapes, hardscapes, and grounds using a variety of tools and equipment.
  • Event Hosting: Duties may include hosting garden weddings and other rental events, assisting with other public event operations like Shakespeare in the Arb; will also perform other visitor services when events are not occurring.
  • Shakespeare in the Arb Production (SITA) Assistant: The student will learn all aspects of being a Production Assistant on a play held outdoors at Nichols Arboretum by working with staff and SITA teams to support A Midsummer Night’s Dream in this 20th SITA season.

Read: U-M Campus Farm: Food grown by students, for students

For more details about each position and to apply, click here.


About the Author:

Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.