Each year, the Franklin H. Pitkin Forest Nursery offers internship opportunities with flexible work options to graduate and undergraduate students.
The internship offers:
- Up to 40 hrs/wk internship available to full time (graduate 9 credits) and undergraduate (12 credits) students with no restrictions on how many months they can work.
- Up to 19 hrs/wk internship available to part-time graduate and undergraduate students (40 hr/wk if the student works less than 5 months).
- Up to 40 hrs/wk internship available to full time graduate (graduate 9 credits) and undergraduate (12 credits) students who share their working hours between departments or colleges. Example: Students are able to work 20 hrs/wk in the College of Agricultural/Life Sciences and 20 hrs/wk in CNR.
If you would like more information about this internship, email Andrew Nelson.
In February 1983, a scholarship endowment was established to memorialize Frank Pitkin's many years of service to the University of Idaho. Frank served as nursery manager from 1939 to 1979, managed the UI Experimental Forest from 1972 to 1979, oversaw the first student logging crews, and is responsible for "The Snag," the 90 foot whitebark pine that extends from the basement to the top floor of the College of Natural Resources building.
The intent of this scholarship is to help students interested in nursery and greenhouse management or forest regeneration by providing financial support and hands-on training. Currently, the endowment offers up to $1,250 per semester to qualifying students. If you would like more information about this scholarship, email Andrew Nelson.