Niche College Scholarship

Lyon Arboretum Trail Building Internship

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Scholarship Description

The Trail Building Interns will work with Lyon staff to identify deteriorating trails throughout the garden and revitalize them. These interns will learn to evaluate appropriate trail design that is safe for visitors and durable in a high rainfall environment. Interns will utilize skills to install new trails and improve existing trails throughout the Arboretum. Activities include clearing vegetation, leveling, grading, constructing, installing, gravelling in accordance with Lyon’s trail building procedures. Interns will also recommend and install appropriate directional signage throughout Lyon’s trail system.

The internship is for a duration of 10 weeks and there are two available positions. The internship begins on June 7th and runs through August 12th. Interns will be employed 4 days a week, Monday-Thursday. The last week of the internship will be a full week. State and federal holidays are observed. There is an 8:00 AM daily start time and the intern will be awarded $3,125 for their service.

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