Rare Care Internship Position – Summer 2019
Washington Rare Plant Care and Conservation (Rare Care) is a program at the University of Washington Botanic Gardens dedicated to conserving Washington’s rare native plants. We build partnerships with public agencies and non‐governmental organizations to provide critically information needed for the conservation and recovery of rare plant species.
Rare Care has two internships available for the summer of 2019 for qualified individuals seeking hands‐on experience in plant sciences and land resource management fields. Interns will learn about plant conservation science principles, impacts of climate change and tools used to manage rare plant populations on public lands. Selected individuals gain training and experience in monitoring techniques, using plant identification keys, using field equipment such as handheld GPS units, collecting seeds for seed banking, and using ArcGIS for mapping. The interns are supervised by the Rare Care program manager and receive training in the field from the Rare Care program manager and botanists with the National Park Service.
Individuals from underserved urban, rural and tribal backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The University of Washington is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Please see the attached flier and contact Wendy Gibble at wjgibble.