Hopkins Forest Caretakers

Hopkins Forest Caretaker Intern

Eight to ten weeks, with exact dates to be arranged.
Salary: $14.25/hr, 30-40 hours/wk
Housing available (requires purchase of meal plan)


  • Property and vegetation management
    Cut, split, haul and stack cord wood; cut brush and clear fields; maintain appearance around the buildings and grounds in vicinity of the Rosenburg Center; mow lawns; prune and trim shrubs; mark and post property boundaries; help maintain research sites and equipment, assist with maintenance of power tools and equipment.
  • Gardening
    Maintain garden plots, weed, plant sets and transplant flowers; make new plant identification markers; keep gardens manicured throughout the summer.
  • Trail work
    Build and clear water bars, remove limbs and fallen trees on trail, clear culverts, replace trail signs, repair bridges, assist with trail restoration project work.
  • Other responsibilities
    Assist with educational programs and social media and information management; assist other field crews and more.

Preference given to Williams College students who are self-motivated, reliable, work well as a team with indirect supervision and who can interact with the public. Experience in gardening, trail maintenance, carpentry and with power and hand tools is very useful. Interest in working in an outdoor setting.

To apply, submit the form below.  For additional information regarding property caretaker internships, contact Drew Jones at [email protected] 413-441-4924.

Application deadline: to gain full consideration, please apply by Friday, March 4th 2022.

Hopkins Forest Caretakers Application

  • Please list at least two, at least one of which is from outside of Williams.