As a Tree Care Intern for Rainbow Treecare (a division of Rainbow Tree Company), your primary responsibility will be to provide treatments that control insects and diseases and improve the health of trees. Rainbow is committed to protecting the urban forest by managing the spread of invasive pests and diseases in the Twin Cities, one tree at a time. As a green industry student, you will gain hands-on experience positively impacting our urban forest. We will train anyone passionate about working outdoors for our 100% employee-owned local company.
This is a full-time weekday summer position based out of our Minnetonka, Little Canada, or Burnsville location. We can accommodate start and end dates that coincide with your summer schedule as a college student. This position will fulfill college internship requirements for urban forestry, environmental science, or similar degrees. Our employees’ and customers’ safety comes first and in support of this, we have a company-wide COVID-19 safety policy. This role’s daily duties are done outside, with minimal human interaction, at a safe distance.
What You Will Do:
- Mix and apply our products according to company, state, and federal standards
- Apply treatment, monitoring to ensure proper intake
- Electronically record treated trees
- Communicate with homeowners in a positive, professional manner
- High School Diploma or GED
- Valid driver’s license and a commitment to safe driving
- Ability to work long days outdoors with possible overtime in all terrain and inclement weather
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Work is performed outdoors in any weather element. May be required to bend, reach, stoop, and lift objects; may be exposed to conditions including chemicals, the use of tools, and equipment. Safety precautions must be followed at all times, including the use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and other safety equipment. Must be able to lift 50 pounds at any given time.
You Should Know:
Rainbow Tree Company (www.rainbowtreecompany.com) is 100% employee-owned and our employees are the core of our success. We are values-based, work collaboratively, and foster teamwork through communication and integrity.
We are a multi-faceted company dedicated to serving clients around the world, transforming the way ecosystems are maintained. We lead with innovation and achieve predictable results through science-based practices, research, and training.
At Rainbow, we celebrate our differences and are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected status.
Rainbow Tree Company was recognized in 2019 & 2021 as a Star-Tribune Top Workplace!