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2017 American Chestnut Internship

Posted: February 17, 2017

Summer 2017 Internship with Penn State and The American Chestnut Foundation

Applications due: February 27, 2017

Salary: $12/hr (internship)

Start Date: May 8th (flexible)

Work period: May-August with potential to continue working through fall/winter.

Get Experience: Help restore the American chestnut! Operate tractors, mowers, chainsaws (equipment use and maintenance); learn inoculation techniques (plant pathology); seedling care (greenhouse management and horticulture), and silvicultural techniques (forestry)

Travel: Orchards and trees are primarily located in the area surrounding Penn State University, but also throughout Pennsylvania. Travel to Ohio and other surrounding states is possible.

Qualifications: Must be motivated, dependable, organized, and observant. Applicants should be 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license. Some experience with mowers/equipment a plus, but not required. Applicants from any major are encouraged to apply.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Steve Hoy, , by February 27, 2017. A more detailed description of the internship is available upon request. If you have questions please contact Steve Hoy at 814-424-0022 or .