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Green Roof Summer Internship

  • Subject: [cg] Green Roof Summer Internship
  • From: beautifyNY beautifyny@gmail.com
  • Date: Wed, 3 May 2006 07:10:46 -0400

Please post this great opportunity to explore horticulture and sustaninable

*Green Roof Summer Internship*

* $10-12/hr.  Full time.  Start immediately.*

*We are looking for a full time summer intern to work on green roofs.  Green
roofs are engineered systems that places low maintenance vegetation on
rooftops.  Primary responsibilities will be general garden maintenance:
planting, weeding, fertilizing, irrigation, documenting ecology, etc.  Most
roof sites are in the Baltimore, Annapolis, DC area.  The intern will see
many roofs of different ages and stages of development. Magco, Inc is part
of a national roofing contractor, TectaAmerica, but with a locally owned
office- has been successful at green roof development for over 7 years.*

* *

*Must have a driver's license, willingness to climb ladders, and work hard.
This is a great opportunity for an individual who may already be familiar
with green roof technology, however this is knowledge or previous experience
not required!*

* *

*Various duties the intern may encounter:*

   1. Work in the field on current green roof projects
      1. Frequent seasonal green roof horticultural maintenance; Weed
      and fertilizer management; Establish irrigation management on new or
      existing green roof projects
      2. Document ecology on roofs, to include plant species
      identification (wanted and unwanted species), insects, and birds.
      Submit digital images and written documentation; Document and
      fix physical changes on roof- edging, gravel misplacement, garbage,
   2. Pick up and select plant material from vendors.  Help develop new
   relationships with vendors.  Maintain plant inventory.
   3. Assist in establishing green roof research plots.
   4. Assist in establishing quality control and service protocols.
   5. Assist in installing new green roof projects in the region.
   6. Assist in green roof design using CAD.
   7. Learn TectaGreen system. Create a library of different products and
   materials used- to include roofing membranes, protection fabric, drainage
   systems, soil, plants, edging, etc.  Identify new products and
   8. Update project leads information.
   9. Identify financial incentives (local and regional) for potential
   clients to feasibly install a green roof.


   1. Be able to work alone or with a small crew in a timely and
   professional manner while on site or in the office.
   2. Be flexible with daily and weekly tasks.
   3. Arrive on time, and have 100% attendance- rain or shine.
   4. Be willing to attend seminars, lectures, and possible conferences
   after hours.
   5. Valid driver's license; ability to lift 50 lbs; and work on

 *Please email or fax your resume, cover letter, and availability to:** *

Angie Durhman


p. 443-871-1149

f.  410-799-2729

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