Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

February 11, 2013

Applicants sought for Master Gardener's internship program


CROSSVILLE — The Master Gardener's 2013 Summer Internship Program is open for applicants. If you are interested in a 10-week internship of ongoing research within an outdoor laboratory, now is the time to apply.

The opportunity is open to any college student with preference as follows:

1. Enrollment in plant sciences and/or related field of study

2. Status of upper class student over lower class student

Interested applicants must be willing and able to work outdoors, have a valid driver's license and able to lift 25 pounds.

Specific duties will be developed based upon the interest and strengths of the successful candidate but will include:

•Assist within the demonstration garden

•Develop and present a gardening lecture

•Assist with on-going research at the center

•Record day-to-day activities in a production log

Interested applicants must provide a completed application which is available on the CCMGA ( and UT PREC websites, a copy of college transcript, three letters of reference and resume by February 1, 2013.

The applicant will be paid a $10 hourly rate based on a 40 hour work week. Housing is included and credit for coursework is subject to approval from attending college.

Anyone interested may call Gregg Upchurch at the UT Extension Office in Cumberland County (931) 484-6743 or Walt Hitch at the UT Plateau Research & Education Center (931) 484-0034 for further information.