Mercer Botanic Gardens seeks Summer Interns, Volunteers

Harris County Precinct 4’s Mercer Botanic Gardens is seeking paid summer interns and volunteers. Learn how to maintain a herbarium or study conservation in the field under Mercer’s botanists and plant experts. Mercer has several opportunities available for students or volunteers who want to take their interest in plants to the next level.
Contact Suzzanne Chapman at [email protected] or call 713-274-4200 for more information.

Mercer Botanical Center seeks Herbarium/Conservation Botany Intern

The Mercer Botanical Center is seeking a Herbarium/Conservation Botany Intern who will learn how to georeference specimens collected in Texas and complete data entry. The Intern will also work outdoors in areas including the conservation nursery, conservation display garden, Harris County Precinct 4 Prairie Dawn Preserve, and native plant restoration sites in East Texas. Paid internships for spring 2020 average 20 hours per week worked primarily Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. To apply, send a résumé and cover letter with subject: MBC Herbarium/Botany Internship, email to Linda Costanzo [email protected] and Suzzanne Chapman [email protected].

Mercer Botanic Center seeks Herbarium/Botany Summer Intern

The Mercer Botanical Center at Mercer Botanic Gardens is seeking a
Herbarium/Botany Summer Intern. The Intern will catalog and geo-reference plant specimens of this important collection of the flora of the Houston metropolitan area and East Texas. The internship will be from May 11, 2019 – August 30, 2019. Applicants must be at least 16 years old. Those interested should complete the internship application found at There is no Job/Announcement Number, but applicants should complete the general application for employment and fill in “MBG Herbarium/Botany Intern Internship” as the job title. Email completed application to [email protected] and [email protected]. Résumés and cover letters are accepted, but they do not replace the required application.