The Association of Zoological Horticulture recognizes the importance of the professional standing of those working in the specialized field of zoo horticulture. AZH promotes the contributions made by horticulture to the success of zoos and the establishment of effective habitat exhibits. AZH works to encourage persons to make zoo horticulture their vocation. To this end, AZH has established the "AZH Internship Program" to assist zoos in accomplishing projects that enhance the zoo experience and bring attention to the importance of horticulture.
Project types - Any special project in a zoo setting that seeks to promote the advancement of any of the following:
- Horticulture in zoos.
- The establishment or improvement of habitat exhibits.
- The survey and identification of plant collections.
- The establishment of wildflower or native plant landscape areas.
- Educational programs promoting the awareness of the inter-dependency of plants, animals, and habitat.
Length of project - The internship must be within the calendar year the funds are requested.
Interns - It is suggested that interns be drawn from local vocational schools or colleges and should be students who have an interest in conservation, horticulture or habitat restoration.
Sponsoring institution - Any accredited AZA institution or member of AZH may apply for the internship stipend. Preference shall be given in the awarding of the stipends to qualified AZH member institutions.
Limitations - The stipend is given to encourage zoo horticulture and to advance special horticulture related projects. The funds are not intended to be used for routine garden or grounds maintenance.
Deadline - Application deadline is April 30th 2017.
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