BAINBRIDGE ISLAND — The Bloedel Reserve is accepting applications for its summer college and high school internship program.
The college internship is open to students from all colleges and universities. Ideal candidates will be junior- or senior-level students majoring in horticulture, landscape architecture or a related field. The position is 40 hours a week for 12 weeks at the rate of $11 per hour. Along with general horticultural duties, college interns will help with the important task of mapping and cataloging plants in the Japanese Garden.
The high school internship is open to all Kitsap County high school students. Students will work 40 hours a week for eight weeks at the rate of $10 per hour. Like the college interns, high school interns will shadow professionals through different rotations.
The summer program culminates with a lasting legacy project designed and created by the interns.
“We want to open students’ eyes to the natural world and to a professional job opportunity that they might not otherwise know exists,” said Ed Moydell, executive director of The Bloedel Reserve. Moydell said he benefited from a similar internship when he was a student, and it led him to where he is today.
The application deadline is May 6. Send a cover letter and fill out an application. Information is available at www.bloedelreserve.org.