Internships with Friends of Buford Park

Our internship program provides a mutually beneficial experience whereby interns gain hands-on learning and job experience by working alongside our professional stewardship or office staff and participating in a high profile, regionally significant restoration project! Following are some internship opportunities with us. Internships are unpaid.  Call Volunteer & Internship Coordinator, Sarah Mazze, at 541-344-8350, or email at [email protected] for more details.

NATIVE PLANT NURSERY 1-3 credits,  year-round, at Buford ParkNursery Interns
Learn how a nursery works. Help with seasonal propagation and maintenance operations including planting, irrigation, weeding, harvesting, sales, and record-keeping. Observe and learn to identify dozens of native plants in different stages of development. The internship may include research on the ecological roles and/or cultural significance of specific native plants. Training and supervision provided.  Tuesday/Thursday morning 9am – noon preferred, although interns may do more or less hours, depending on how many credits they need. Interested students should complete the Habitat Restoration Internship Application 2016 and return it by email. View this Nursery Internship Flyer to view a flyer.

Journalism Intern, 1-4 credits, at downtown office and remotely
We are documenting our rich, 25-year history and seek intern assistance to turn the details of key projects into engaging written narratives that we can use to share the story of our work. In addition, this intern will add to our portfolio of volunteer profiles by interviewing some of our hundreds of volunteers and writing short pieces about them that we can share on our website and in our e-newsletters. Another important task will be digitizing our older key documents. Additional related tasks will be added over time as needed. Complete Journalism Internship Application and return by email to apply.

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