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Intern, Landscape Design & Conservation Management

Position Title
Intern, Landscape Design & Conservation Management
Hubbell Community Management
Reports To
Director, Hubbell Community Management
West Des Moines, IA

Position Summary

Work schedule is flexible but basic hours are Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with a one-hour unpaid lunch break. Potential to work up to 40 hours per week depending on requirements of the manager. Saturdays 8:00 a.m.  – 5:00 p.m. is required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Manage prairie vegetation utilizing herbicides, manual removal and trimmer.


  2. Work alongside homeowner volunteers to engender sense of ownership, community and team mentality.


  3. Develop design themes and produce professional planting plans and specs for landscaping vendors.


  4. Work within a standard budget specific to each community type and meet all deadlines.


  5. Other duties as assigned

Special Requirements

  • Working toward a bachelor’s or master’s degree in landscape architecture, horticulture or equivalent experience in residential design, conservation/prairie or urban forestry.
  • Ability to handle planting design and plant selection
  • Strong customer relations and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Must provide own gloves, sunscreen, hat, work boots, water and laptop as needed.

Hubbell Realty Company and our affiliates are Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employers (EOE/M/F/Vet/Disability) and E-Verify Participants.