Each Summer the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens offers two summer internship positions. These positions focus on public horticulture, public gardens, outdoor landscaping, as well as education and programming for adults and children. Gain invaluable practical experience working at Wyoming’s only public garden, and the world’s first solar powered public garden conservatory (1977). It now has a new state-of-the-art $20 million Grand Conservatory. The award winning Cheyenne Botanic Gardens sits on 9 acres, with over 27 specialty landscapes, and a brand new Grand Conservatory. It also includes a 62 acre developing arboretum.
We try to give each intern broad experiences, you will likely gain experiences in many of the these topics:
We do our best to provide housing for our interns for the duration of the summer. Interns are paid $11/hour, for 40 hours a week. Interns are expected to work some weekends.
We are looking for highly motivated, personable, and bright college students or recent graduates willing to learn, and work with individuals from all walks of life. Applicants must be in good physical health, able to communicate well, and have a valid drivers license and good driving record. The last business day in January is the closing date for all applicants. Qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews no later than Friday second Friday in February, so applying early is important.
To apply for our internship positions please email a copy of your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheyenne is located thirty minutes from the Rocky Mountains, ninety minutes from Denver and forty-five minutes from three university towns (Greeley, Fort Collins, and Laramie). Cheyenne is famous for its great sunny, dry, crisp summer climate, and is home to the world’s largest outdoor rodeo – Cheyenne Frontier Days . Cheyenne has a relatively low cost of living. Attractions in and around Cheyenne.
“I feel that the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens is one of the best internships in the nation. It is more than just a nice garden; it’s people living horticultural therapy every day, and most of them don’t even know it. Maybe that is what horticulture therapy is all about.” “Overall the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens has granted me everything I was looking for in an internship this summer and a little more. I will miss the staff and all the volunteers, but undoubtedly will keep in touch and cherish the memories from the Botanic Gardens forever.” “Cheyenne gave me the feeling of a small town with all the resources of a big city. Every chance I had I headed for the Laramie mountain range to go biking and fishing. The people I worked with, staff, and volunteers alike, are all great and each one has touched me in a different way, I will have friends and memories from the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens that will last a lifetime.”
Past Cheyenne Botanic Garden interns have become award winning professors in horticulture, gardening and landscaping business owners, Peace Corps volunteers, senior staff at public gardens, professional horticultural therapists at institutions and more.
Accomplishments of some past interns
Jennifer Morin, Horticulture Therapist (see p. 3 & 4)
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For more information about internship opportunities, please contact our Assistant Education Coordinator, Nettie Eakes at 334-703-4397 or email@example.com.