Seasonal Plant Health Support Intern

Job Description:
SEASONAL PLANT HEALTH SUPPORT INTERN is a paid position working in Nursery Inspection and Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey.

These positions in the Plant Industry/Plant Health Section of the RIDEM Division of Agriculture and Forestry include conducting inspection of nursery stock to determine presence of plant pests for certification of nurseries, surveying and inspecting for detection of exotic, invasive agricultural pests, and other related duties including assisting other programs in the Division as needed.

Minimum Qualifications
This position requests a college degree or current enrollment in a college program that includes natural sciences such as horticulture, botany, entomology, soil and crop science, biology, environmental science or equivalent/related experience.

Must be 18 years of age to apply for this position.

Must possess a valid driver’s license

May be required to perform tasks outside of regular business hours.

Requires the ability to withstand long days working in the field, often in varying weather and environmental conditions.

Requires a positive attitude and ability to work in a team environment.

This position requests a commitment of a 35-hour work week from spring through the summer, with some flexibility with scheduled work hours and start/end dates.

Computer experience in MS Office, spreadsheets.

Wages, Salary and Benefits:
Salary 15.25 – 15.75 per hour.

No benefits are applicable to this position.

Application Requirements:
To apply for this position, create a profile and submit an application online for Seasonal Plant Health Support Intern, Job No. 15347, at:

Instructions are available at:

Upon completing the online application process, please notify Matt Green, Nursery Program Supervisor, at [email protected]

More information about the RIDEM Division of Agriculture and Forestry’s Nursery Program is at Nursery Licensing, Inspection & Certification | Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management