Botany Intern

Expected Dates
May 5, 2014 to May 3, 2015
Site
Agricultural Research Service - Ft. Lauderdale
Position ID
PO-00420481
You will be performing on-going research at the Invasive Plant Research facility, focusing on the biological control of invasive weeds in several south Florida ecosystems. You will grow many different species of plants in gardens and greenhouses, and maintain insect colonies in quarantine greenhouses for use in controlling invasive species. You will periodically visit field sites to collect and process samples. EDUCATIONAL AND RECREATIONAL OPORTUNITIES: You will have the opportunity for field trips in the Everglades ecosystem to support research projects. It’s easy to find sports, special events, shops, dining, diving, and more from the Blue Wave beaches to the exotic Everglades.
  • Located near several local colleges in suburbia Ft Lauderdale, FL
  • Insect nutrition and identification, plant cultivation
  • Develop laboratory and gardening skills
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
some coursework or experience
Ecology & Restoration
some coursework or experience
Data Entry
some experience
Field Research
some experience