Tuesday, October 30, 2007

2008 Plant Science Internship, National Herbarium of NSW--Applications open!

The next Internship (Jan-Feb 2008) is now calling for applications. Anyone who's read my blog and website accounts of this will know how much I absolutely adored it. I am not exaggerating when I say it changed my life. It certainly led to my current job and to my committing to a B.Sc in Conservation and Biodiversity.

If you or anyone you know can spare 7 weeks in Jan-Feb next year to get advanced work experience and training in botanical science, here it is! (Oh, and that's me, third photo down, pretending to mount a specimen. So to speak.)

I'm going on the Internship's Central Coast field trip. My boss said to me, "We can't take you as a scientist, because you're not one yet, but would you like to be the cook?" So I'll be there, wearing the wacky, zany novelty BBQ apron, and hopefully doing a little botanising on the side.

Seriously, this is the greatest thing for someone with a passion for Australian plants, ecology and biodiversity. Pass it on!

4 comments:

Frankie said...

I'm new to your blog but already find it fascinating! Horticulture is also one of my passions although it only and ever got to backyard gardening.

Bare Bones Gardener said...

Souns lke a good chance for anyone who can afford to do it

Margaret said...

Frankie, thanks for visiting! I hope you'll return often. :)

Margaret said...

Bare Bones Gardener, you're right. It's a lucky person who can take 7 weeks off from work to spend there, but in terms of botanical education, it's hard to think of a better "holiday"!