Native Plant and Ethnobotany Internship
The Environmental Studies Program offers the course, "Supervised Internship: Native Plant Stewardship & Ethnobotany," for both undergraduate and graduate students. All UM students are welcome to enroll. Credits can also be arranged through the Biology Department.
Students will learn about native plants, invasive species, landscaping, restoring natural areas and ethnobotany of Native peoples. This is a hands-on internship working outdoors with native plants and in natural areas, combined with academic work. Student interns will work on Mt Sentinel, at Fort Missoula, and in the Payne Center Gardens. There are weekly meetings with instructors, plus work 6 hours per week on a project on campus.
Good communication skills, work ethic, willingness to be outside in inclement weather, and love of plants are important prerequisites.
Faculty: Rosalyn LaPier, Ph.D., and Marilyn Marler, UM's Natural Areas Manager.