Monday, December 30, 2013

Disney Parks Horticulture Internship - Apply by Jan. 31st!

Horticulture InternshipsWalt Disney World® Resort:

It's all about show business at the Walt Disney World Resort! To help set the stage Disney’s Horticulture maintains over 4,200 acres of landscaped gardens throughout the Disney Parks and Resorts. Performing 365 days a year the over 3 million bedding plants, and millions and millions of shrubs and trees rely on careful planning, diligent observation, and meticulous research and continued coordination and maintenance.Disney’s Horticulture cast of over 500- gardeners, arborists, irrigation specialists and pest management technicians plant and maintain this huge outdoor set; playing a very important role in the show.
Disney’s Horticulture is dedicated to creating and preserving the “magical” guest experience through horticulture. Through these actions, Disney’s Horticulture is an exemplary steward of the environment and a source of beauty, refreshment, and inspiration for all who work and play here.
Role Description:

Disney’s Horticulture Professional Intern Program is designed to provide qualified students with the opportunity to further their knowledge through practical hands on work experience. Students will be assigned to various regions of the landscape operation. In addition to the work experience students must participate in the program activities, which include weekly seminars, projects and plant/pest identification. Required Qualifications (These are the minimum qualifications you need to be considered for this position.) Currently enrolled in college/university in any related horticulture field Brown steel toed shoes or boots Valid Driver’s License Comfortable working outdoors in a variety climates including extreme heat and extreme cold conditions Comfortable lifting, bending and stretching for long periods of time
Desired Qualifications:

Experience and/or education in landscape equipment preferred;
Currently enrolled as a Junior or Senior in college/university in any related horticulture field;

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