The Intervale Conservation Nursery relies on dedicated volunteers year round to accomplish our mission. Visit the Intervale Center’s volunteer page to learn more about how to volunteer.
Interns & Work Study Students
The Intervale Conservation Nursery is seeking student interns to work with the Nursery staff as an Assistant Field Technician. Interns will work alongside Nursery staff and assist in all operations including collection, propagation and maintenance of native woody trees and shrubs.
ICN internships are part time and unpaid. Students are required to receive academic credit for their time at the Nursery, and our staff is happy to work with students to facilitate that process.
Qualifications: Interns must have some familiarity with native woody riparian species in Vermont and a basic understanding of natural plant communities. Specific coursework related to internship is helpful, but not required. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact us to discuss specific topics and qualifications necessary the internship.
Please note that interns are volunteers. In order to qualify for an internship, the candidate must be enrolled in an academic program and able to receive academic credit for their time.
Work Study Students:
The Intervale Conservation Nursery is also seeking work study students to assist the Nursery staff with collection, propagation and maintenance of native woody trees and shrubs. This field-based position is a great way to learn about native plant communities, greenhouse propagation and riparian restoration.
This is a part time position, starting at the beginning of each semester and continuing through the academic term. Students are required to have a work study award and should be willing to dedicate their time to this position in at least 4 hour blocks, preferably 8 hour blocks.
Responsibilities: Collecting cuttings and seeds seasonally and maintaining the nursery field. This may include transplanting seedlings, managing weeds and scouting for pests. The student may be asked to perform other tasks as needed.
Qualifications: The student must have some familiarity with native woody riparian species in Vermont and a basic understanding of natural plant communities. Experience with organic plant propagation and maintenance is helpful. This is an especially appropriate work study position for a plant and soil science student, though we certainly welcome others to apply.
The student must have the ability to perform tasks requiring physical exertion, such as lifting, digging, raking and working in challenging terrain and weather, and a good sense of humor.
Please note that in order to qualify for an internship, the candidate must be enrolled in an academic program and able to receive academic credit for their time.