Education and Garden Assistant Interns

The Arboretum is looking for student interns to help in the Kentucky Children's Garden for the 2022 Season. You must be a UK student to apply.  Click here for more information/to apply

Assistant Activities will Include:

  • Assisting with and leading environmental education programs for children ages 2-6
  • Planting and maintaining gardens
  • Displaying a customer service orientation towards the public at all times
  • Enforcing the rules and policies of the garden in a polite manner
  • Working the entire season: Late March to October, 2022
  • Take photos for social media and writing social media post
  • Daily cleaning of educational supplies and toys
  • May be required to wear a mask

We hope to hire one Entomology student for this position whose responsibilities would differ slightly. They would have activities that included: 

  • Taking photos of insects for social media and writing social media post
  • Preforming general husbandry for butterflies, moths, ants, worms, and more
  • Creating informational signage related to insects
  • Working: Late March to August 20, 2022

The Successful Applicant will Have:

  • Personal or professional experience working with young children, gardening and/or customer service
  • College-level courses on early childhood development, horticulture and/or an environmental field
  • An interest in the environment, plants, education, sustainability, and/or outdoor activities

Compensation $8.25-10.00 per hour

May receive internship credit