The Davey Tree Expert Company

Laboratory and Research Internship (Summer 2022) | Kent, OH

Kent, OH, US, 44240

Additional Locations: not applicable

Primary Locations: OH, Kent, 1500 N. Mantua St., 44240 

Requisition ID: 161521

Position Overview

Laboratory Internship Position, Summer 2022


The Davey Tree Expert Company is offering a seasonal internship opportunity for summer 2022 in the Davey Institute’s Diagnostic and Research Laboratories. The Davey Tree Expert Company is the North American leader in residential tree care, utility right-of-way management, commercial landscape services, and urban forestry / natural resource consulting with operations throughout the US and Canada. The Davey Institute is responsible for research and development, environmental programs, technical support, and education and training for all of Davey’s North American operations. 


Desired traits and skills include computer literacy, communication, time management, willingness to work outdoors, dependability, a strong work ethic, and ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

Qualifications: enrollment in a college degree program such as biology, botany, entomology, forestry, environmental science, horticulture, or plant pathology, or related field; valid driver’s license.

This position will be based at the Davey Institute on Davey Corporate Campus in Kent, Ohio and will include options for remote work. Some travel required.

Job Duties

Responsibilities for this position include processing plant, soil and insect samples, assisting with diagnosing insect and disease problems of plants, assisting with field and lab research, maintenance of field plots, data collection, and data entry.

Diagnostic Laboratory tasks:

  1. General lab cleaning and organizing
  2. Computer file, database, and digital image organization
  3. Logging and processing samples
  4. Performing diagnostic tests and cultures


Research Laboratory tasks:

  1. Assisting with various studies, including data collection and processing
  2. Plant health care and pollinator habitat research
  3. Field trials and lab bioassays
  4. Field plot maintenance

Additional Information

Company Overview

Divisional Overview


We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state or local law. 

The Davey Tree Expert Company has U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 47 states and five provinces and provides a variety of tree care, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey has been employee-owned for 40 years and has more than 10,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit www.davey.com

If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at Recruiting@davey.com.


Employment Type: Intern 
Job Type: Part Time 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 

Davey is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers all qualified employees and applicants for all positions regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state, or local law.  It is our mandate that all matters related to the terms and conditions of employment and all treatment on the job be free of discrimination.  In addition, harassment based on any protected characteristic is strictly prohibited.

To preview Davey’s relevant EO/AA plan, please submit a written request to: The Davey Tree Expert Company, Attn: HR, 1500 N. Mantua Street, Kent, Ohio 44240.

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