Hiring: Internship – Nasami Farm Nursery

Chester B. Allen, Jr., Native Plant Propagation and Horticulture Internship

Nasami Farm Nursery

128 North Street

Whately, MA 01373

Native Plant Trust is the nation’s first plant conservation organization and the only one solely focused on

New England’s native plants. We save native plants in the wild, grow them for gardens and restorations,

and educate others on their value and use. Nasami Farm, our native plant nursery, produces plants for

habitat restoration, wildlife landscapes, garden displays, and sale to the public at both the nursery and

our 45-acre native plant botanic garden, Garden in the Woods, in Framingham, MA. Please visit


Native Plant Nursery Propagation Internship

Number Available: 1 at Nasami Farm in Whately, MA

Application Deadline: Jan. 21, 2022

Duration: 6 months (28 weeks), starting late March/early April; 40-hour week with one weekend day


Hours and Compensation: 40 hrs/week at $14.50/hr

Contact: Alexis Doshas, Nursery Manager

Telephone: 413-397-9922

Fax: 413-397-9944


Interns gain hands-on experience identifying, propagating, and cultivating New England native plants in a nursery setting. As part of this experience, interns assist in many facets of nursery operations, including propagation of numerous species, retail plant sales, seed collection and processing, record keeping, and public information duties. This is an opportunity to gain valuable skills by learning from staff, coordinating volunteers, leading projects, and participating in the development of an expanding nursery.

Interns will complete a special project of their interest, participate in educational activities, network with professionals, and attend field trips. Provides entry into both native plant studies and nursery


Interns are covered by worker’s compensation and receive paid sick time per Massachusetts law. Native

Plant Trust does not provide health insurance or vacation benefits to seasonal interns. Proof of

vaccination and booster for COVID 19 are required. Benefits include a wide range of optional education

classes and field trips through Native Plant Trust’s extensive education program and with organizations

that share our mission.

Candidates should possess some botanical understanding, familiarity with horticultural practices, an

interest in native plants of the Northeast, excellent communication skills, and a strong desire to learn.

Native Plant Trust is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment is decided on

the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

To apply, email or mail a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references to:

Alexis Doshas, Nursery Manager

Native Plant Trust at Nasami Farm

128 North Street

Whately, MA 01373

Applications are due January 21, 2022.

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