National Herbarium of NSW - internship program

The Royal Botanic Gardens is running a Plant Science internship program for undergraduates and recent graduates in botany, ecology, forestry, environmental science, general biology (with plant interests), scientific horticulture and related subjects. The advanced work experience will run for seven weeks - from 5 January to 23 February 2011, and will benefit those seeking professional or technical careers in Australian plant science and conservation management. Interns work full-time on a voluntary, unpaid basis, assisting scientific staff on herbarium programs and research. Interns receive extensive practical training in botany ,plant conservation, collections management and job-hunting in the scientific workforce.

You will become familiar with key sources of information on the Australian flora, conservation and science policy, plant identification resources and techniques, curation of scientific collections, scientific communications skills and some field skills. Seminar and training sessions are led by professional scientists and technicians from the Botanic Gardens Trust and other institutions. Training complements and extends that given at university.

Location: The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, with some field work.
Salary: This is an unpaid internship.
Applications close: Friday 26 November, 2010.
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