Monday, January 24, 2011

Paid Summer Internship at Casey Trees

Casey Trees is now accepting applications for its High School Summer Crew jobs program. Summer Crew members help water and care for DC's trees for eight weeks, from June 20 to August 12. Casey Trees, a DC-based nonprofit established in 2002, is committed to restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of the Nation's Capital.

Summer crew members are trained in proper tree care, then travel in teams to sites across DC to water, weed and mulch trees that have been in the ground for less than two years. When not caring for the District's trees, crew members participate in a series of career development activities, such as harnessed tree climbing at the National Arboretum, elm restoration for the National Mall and digital mapping at the National Zoo, and profile their experiences on the Casey Trees' blog Tree Speak.

Crew members work 35 hours, Monday to Friday, for $9 an hour.

Applicants must be 16 years or older, be enrolled in or just graduating high school, demonstrate an interest in the environment and be willing and able to work outdoors in all weather conditions with a variety of landscaping tools.

Since 2002, 94 high school students have served as Summer Crew members helping to care for Casey-planted trees in all eight Wards of the District.

More information regarding the Summer Crew program, including the online application, can be found here.

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