Public Garden Internships

Moore Farms Internship

Lake City, SC. Refined gardening, plant collection management, and estate garden management. Three to six months. Arboretum, organic vegetable garden, and naturalistic pond garden. Stipend and room provided.

Center for Public Horticulture at the University of Delaware Triad Internship

Provides introduction to the diverse careers in public horticulture and an exposure to the missions, resources, and operations of varied public horticulture institutions. Choose three internship sites with differing missions and budgets, from a menu of approximately thirty public gardens in Philadelphia / Wilmington, DE; New York City; Washington, D.C.; Baltimore; and Northern New Jersey. Stipend includes $10 per hour of work at each institution, as well as cover transportation expenses, and, if necessary, housing expenses. The Internship is offered for credit only, and all students are responsible for associated tuition and fees, including out of state tuition if applicable. The application deadline is February 1 with decisions by March 1st.

Smithsonian Institution, Horticulture Services Division, Washington, D.C.

Public garden management, greenhouse production interior plant management. 10 to 16 week internships.

Highlands Botanical Garden, Highlands, NC

Summer internship. Full time from mid-May to mid-Aug. Maintain trail and plants, lead interpretive walks, collect and mount plant specimens, make plant labels, assist researchers in field work. State of must be completed. Send application (NC job application-PD107), cover letter, list of 3 references to Highlands Biological Station, 265 N. Sixth Street, Highlands NC 28741 by the second Friday in March.

Elm Bank Horticulture Center

Mission: Founded in 1829, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society is dedicated to encouraging the science and practice of horticulture and developing the public's enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of plants and the environment. Contact: Mark Reaves, Gardens Curator, Elm Bank Horticulture Center, Massachusetts Horticultural Society , 900 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 02482. Phone: (617) 933-4925 office, (617) 835-6365 cell.

Student Conservation Association

Internship/Corps position. Apply online and review currently available positions at .

Missouri Botanical Garden

Deadline Feb. 1.

Yew Dell Gardens

Two internships. . Garden rehabilitation, plant inventory, tours. On-site housing. Contact Dr. Paul Cappiello, Yew Dell Gardens, PO Box 1334, Crestwood, KY 40014. 502-241-4788.

New England Wild Flower Society

Propagation, nursery maintenance, field trips. Prefer 2 years of horticultural education and previous experience. Stipend. Housing available. Send application form, resume, and two completed reference forms. Forms and information available at . Summer application deadline, March 15.

Arnold Arboretum Internship Program

Arnold Arboretum, Federal Reserve Bank, and Hunnewell Pinetum. Fifteen trainees for 10-16 week appointments. Horticultural maintenance, greenhouse and nursery operations, plant records, and library curation. Course taught in maintenance, plant identification and landscape design. Field trips. Rooms available locally for renting. Starting dates are April 13 and June 1. Notification by March 1. Horticultural Training Program, The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. Deadline February 15. For more information go to

Callaway Gardens

Hourly wage plus housing. Education and horticulture internships in landscape maintenance, conservatories, butterfly center, greenhouses, and vegetable garden on rotational basis. Send resume, letter describing career goals, professional interests, and reasons for seeking employment, 3 letters of recommendation, and competed application to Intern Registrar, Education Department, Callaway Gardens, PO Box 2000, Pine Mountain, GA 31822. 706-663-5153. Deadline February 6.

Denver Botanic Gardens

Grounds maintenance, propagation, and educational department work. Field trips, lectures, and demonstrations. Short paper required. Current enrollment in college program. Letters of reference required. For application forms contact Patricia A. Pachuta, Education Director, Denver Botanic Gardens, 909 York Street, Denver, CO 80206. Deadline March 1.

Longwood Gardens

Stipend plus living accommodations. Unmatched opportunity to gain practical experience. One of world's finest horticultural displays. Duration 3-10 months (between February and November). Greenhouse, gardening, continuing education, visitor education, research, curatorial work. Research paper required. Free continuing education classes. Some field trips. Send completed application form, transcript, and letter of reference to Internship Coordinator, Longwood Gardens, P.O. Box 501, Kennett Square, PA 19348-0501. 215-388-6741. Deadlines November 1 for January-April internships, January 15 for May-September internships.

Morris Arboretum

Hourly wage plus benefits. Assistance in finding housing. Internships in arboriculture, ecology, education, flora of Pennsylvania, horticulture, plant propagation, plant protection, urban forestry. Field trips, seminars, and practical sessions. Research project required. Send letter indicating how this program can help your goals, transcript, three letters of recommendation, resume to Internship Coordinator, Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, 9414 Meadowbrook Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118. 215-247-5777

North Carolina Botanical Garden

Chapel Hill, NC. $5 per hour. March through October. Cultivation and propagation of native southeastern U.S. plants. Interpretive duties. Work experience or training in plant or environmental sciences required. James L. Ward, Curator, North Carolina Botanical Garden, 3375 Totten Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3375. 919-962-0522. Deadline February 1.

Walt Disney World

Variable shifts involving weekend and evening work. Interest in food crops, at least junior class standing, B average required. Available fall and spring, summer. Maintenance, conducting tours, field trips, possible research project. Housing not provided. When candidates are ready to apply they will be directed to , enter Horticulture Internship into the search field. Candidates are now able to apply online. Visit