The Science Intern is a temporary, part-time position during the fall and spring school semesters. Successful interns may reapply for subsequent seasons contingent on job performance and funding.
Additionally, this position supports, through actions and conduct, NYBG’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility initiatives and helps to build and maintain an inclusive organization culture throughout the institution.
Duties and Responsibilities
The science intern gains skills and professional development related to botanical research and biodiversity collections, and may work with an NYBG mentor on a research, collections, or library project. Research areas may include but are not limited to plant diversity, museum curation, molecular biology, systematics, taxonomy, morphology, development, and/or bioinformatics. This includes working in teams and participation in enrichment activities on career awareness, presentations and science communication, skill building, and conducting themselves in a professional manner. The intern is expected to make satisfactory progress working on scientific research and to carry out duties as assigned by their supervisor.
Science interns are expected to adhere to all safety practices and procedures while onsite and during any online sessions if needed.
- Current enrollment in high school or undergraduate degree program.
- Interest in plant science.
- Passionate about learning new things.
- Good interpersonal skills and willing to be a team player.
- Responsible, punctual, professional, motivated, and self-starter.
- This position requires safety training in the laboratory for interns performing research in the laboratory.