Environmental Educator & Horticulture Intern

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Start Date: Mid May  Compensation: Mid August

The Bronx is Blooming seeks to inspire a culture of environmental stewardship and community advocacy by engaging Bronx communities and youth as leaders in the revitalization of local parks.

Accomplishments by the end of 2018. We have:

  • Brought an average of 1,900 volunteer each year to do 11,000 hours of service - the equivalent of 5.5 full time staff each year in our parks
  • Stewarded 11,000 bronx parks and street trees - averaging more than 1,000 trees/year
  • Run our PLACE( Program for Leaders Advancing their Community’s Environment) summer program in Bronx parks, empowering Bronx high school students to connect with their local environment and be the leaders in combating local environmental issues
  • Planted thousands of native plants in our Bronx parks - restoring habitat for all species that use our parks, including migratory birds and pollinators
  • worked in 19 parks and green spaces in the Bronx

Responsibilities/Duties

The environmental Educator/Horticulture intern will be responsible for working in the field directly with students, teaching them the importance of environmental stewardship. They will provide information regarding benefits of local native species and the detrimental effects of invasive species on local habitat and ecosystems.The intern will work outside mulching, pruning, weeding, and help run stewardship events while supervising volunteers. The intern will also be in charge of keeping records of native species planted and invasive species removed.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • ​A basic understanding of local native flora
  • A desire to teach and spend time with bronx high school and college students
  • Ability to identify local native and invasive species
  • Outgoing and conversational
  • Able to work outdoors all day
  • Passionate about the environment and youth development

Preferred:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Experience with Photography
  • Experience teaching/working with youth

Additional Information

​Paid internship

Contact Information

The Bronx is Blooming
Email: internship@bronxisblooming.org