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St. Eustatius National Parks Foundation Vacancy: Botanical Garden Intern - Netherlands Antilles

St. Eustatius National Parks Foundation Vacancy: Botanical Garden Intern - Netherlands Antilles
STENAPA (St. Eustatius National Parks Foundation) manages the Quill National Park, which consists of the dormant volcano, the Quill and the limestone foundation, the White Wall; the Boven Hills National Park; as well as the St. Eustatius Marine Park and the Miriam C Schmidt Botanical Garden on the island of St Eustatius, Netherlands Antilles.

The Miriam C Schmidt Botanical Garden is seeking a Botanical Garden intern to start as soon as possible to work for a period of 3 months.

Candidates will ideally have a horticultural/agricultural background or possibly be studying horticulture or agriculture with a keen interest in plants and gardens.
  • Botanical Garden Intern works on maintenance and development of the Botanical Garden. Daily activities vary from general maintenance, landscaping, propogation of plants, watering and weeding, guides for visitors and educational activities with children. Work is conducted with the Botanical Garden Ranger and a volunteer crew. 
  • The majority of the work in these positions involves lots of physical activity in the hot sun. Applicants will therefore need to be physically fit.
  • Additional practical skills would be an advantage.
  • Applicants must have a driving license.
Interns live in shared bedrooms in a house located 2 minutes from the beach. Interns are transported to and from the garden in work trucks, have free internet use at the office, can receive on the job training and will receive a monthly stipend ($100) to help with living costs. Work hours are generally Monday-Friday 7am-4pm and all interns assist on turtle night patrol up to one night per week during nesting season (Mar-Nov). For further information and a background on STENAPA, please visit our website at:

To apply please send you CV, covering letter and copy of passport to

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