Natural Resources Crew Member- Intern

Givens Estates · Asheville, NC

At Givens, your work is more than just a job, it is a calling. As a Givens team member, you will have an opportunity to impact our residents lives, develop close and meaningful relationships, and feel the value that you bring each and every day!

The Givens Estates has an internship position available for a Natural Resources Crew Member. Work training areas will include, but are not limited to: the proper pruning, installation, and upkeep of trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plant material; management of native meadows; invasive exotic plant control; construction and maintenance of campus hiking trails; and small scale forest thinning. The successful candidate will also possess an exemplary work ethic, an eagerness to learn, and be willing to work in extreme weather conditions. Scheduled work will occur Monday through Thursday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Pay will be commensurate with experience. This position is open until filled and will continue for 13 weeks. Scheduled work will occur Monday through Thursday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. 20-40 hours per week in no less than 4 hour blocks is required; specific hours will be discussed with the candidate. This is a non-benefited position.

Requirements:   The ideal intern candidate will possess, or will be pursuing a A.A./B.S./B.A. degree in Ecology, Environmental Biology, or related, or a minimum of 2 years field experience. Chainsaw certifications, trail work experience, and/or having a NC pesticide applicators license a plus.  

Team Member Benefits:

Full-time and part-time positions qualify for benefits which include: two major medical health insurance plans that include dental and vision care, paid time off accrual, 403(b) retirement plan with up to a 6% matching of employee contribution, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, short-term disability insurance, long term disability insurance, AFLAC insurance products, Lincoln Life insurance products, uniform allowance (certain departments), and educational assistance.

Other Perks:

  • Givens Estates Wellness Center offers employees and a plus one access to pool hours, family swim times, and a fitness center;
  • On-site medical massage by appointment;
  • You are welcome to enjoy our miles of hiking trails and outdoor areas;
  • Meal discounts on campus;
  • Yearly campus family events (vary at each location);
  • Access to Wellness initiatives, programs, and fairs;
  • Discounts and perks with local area businesses;
  • 22% Verizon plan discounts;
  • Employee appreciation events;
  • Access to Health management program if insured by Givens;
  • Yearly training and professional development opportunities;
  • Annual Company Picnic;
  • And many more!

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