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Eastern Region of North America Secretary: Stephanie Stockton

Horticulture Internship: Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Wisconsin

Description: Interns work directly with the horticulture staff in the outdoor gardens and nursery to gain valuable practical work experience in botanical garden maintenance. Individuals will learn all aspects of environmentally responsible horticulture through sustainable gardening practices during the course of the gardening season and will be immersed in innovative and artistic garden designs and seasonal displays. Three to four months starting in mid-May or early June, depending upon students’ academic calendar, ending in late August to early September. Full time, paid. Application Deadline: February 14, 2022.


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Rotational Internship Program: Walters Gardens

Walters Gardens, Leeland, MI

Description: Offering a 13-week paid internships for current students and recent graduates this upcoming summer. Through our rotational program, you will gain invaluable hands-on experience with propagating, trialing, and growing our extensive collection of top-tier perennials. The rotations, which include our Greenhouse and Field Operations, Tissue Culture Lab, Virus Lab, and Trials Department, will equip you with a wide variety of skills and allow you to network with some of the best and brightest in the industry. Application Deadline: January 31, 2022

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Greenhouse and Research Summer Intern: Mt. Cuba Center

Mt. Cuba Center, Delaware

The intern will also assist in Mt. Cuba Center’s trial garden operations, where they will help to assess the horticultural and ecological value of the various species and cultivars that are under evaluation. Additional trial garden responsibilities will include data collection, research for future trials and publications, and regular garden maintenance. The paid internships follow a full-time schedule from May 31, 2022 through August 12, 2022. The Internship experience provides applied work experience, professional networking and mentorship opportunities, education related to native plants and ecological horticulture and field trips to local horticultural destinations. The application deadline is February 1, 2022

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Horticulture Summer Intern: Mt. Cuba Center

Mt. Cuba Center, Delaware

The Horticulture Summer Interns will gain hands-on fine gardening skills, develop a broad understanding of ecological gardening practices and learn how a top tier public garden manages complex and dynamic plantings. The paid internships follow a full-time schedule from May 31, 2022 through August 12, 2022. The Internship experience provides applied work experience, professional networking and mentorship opportunities, education related to native plants and ecological horticulture and field trips to local horticultural destinations. The application deadline is February 1, 2022

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    Plant Breeding Intern: The Morton Arboretum

    The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois (Chicago Area) 

    Position Summary: Provide research assistance for the New Plant Development program by assisting with data collection in the Stanley Smith Trial Beds. Complete and present a summary of the data, which will contribute to departmental and institutional goals.

    Application submission deadline is February 17, 2022.

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    Year-Long Internship: Mt. Cuba Center

    Mt. Cuba Center, Delaware

    Experience a one-year internship at Mt. Cuba Center, a premier botanic garden that inspires an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants and a commitment to protect the habitats that sustain them. They offer three types of year-long internships: Native Plant Curation Internship, Marketing and Communiciations Internship, and Arboriculture Internship. The application deadline is February 1, 2022.



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    Greenhouse Assistant: Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    Job Description: The Greenhouse Assistant will work closely with the Propagator in our 10,000 square foot
    greenhouse complex and ½ acre nursery to grow a wide variety of woody and herbaceous plants
    for research and public display. They will assist in management of greenhouse facilities,
    implementation of IPM program, and maintenance of a unique Victorian Fernery. They will
    participate in keeping detailed and accurate records. The Greenhouse Assistant will participate in
    research projects as needed. They will supervise interns and volunteers as needed. Occasional
    weekend work required. Please note this is a Part Time Position, working on average 20
    hours/week.

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    Production Manager: North Creek Nurseries, Inc.

    North Creek Nurseries, Landenberg, PA

    Job Description: The Production Manager is responsible for the supervision of employees in all phases of production and will perform various operational and supervisory functions to ensure the effective function of the Production Department at North Creek by ensuring that prescribed schedules, policies and procedures are followed.

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    Growing Operations Manager: North Creek Nurseries

    North Creek Nurseries, Landenberg, PA

    Job Description: The Growing Operations Manager is responsible for all growing operations, as well as the supervision of all growers and will perform various operational and supervisory functions to ensure the effective function of the Operations Department at North Creek Nurseries by ensuring that prescribed schedules, policies, and procedures are followed.

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    Native Plant Nursery Propagation Internship: Nasami Farm Nursery, Native Plant Trust

    Nasami Farm Nursery, Whately, MA

    Description: Native Plant Trust is the nation’s first plant conservation organization and the only one solely focused on New England’s native plants. Interns gain hands-on experience identifying, propagating, and cultivating New England native plants in a nursery setting. As part of this experience, interns assist in many facets of nursery operations, including propagation of numerous species, retail plant sales, seed collection and processing, record keeping, and public information duties. This is an opportunity to gain valuable skills by learning from staff, coordinating volunteers, leading projects, and participating in the development of an expanding nursery. Interns will complete a special project of their interest, participate in educational activities, network with professionals, and attend field trips. Provides entry into both native plant studies and nursery management.  Applications are due January 21, 2022.

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    Internship: Spring Meadow Nursery

    Spring Meadow Nursery, Grand Haven, MI

    Description: Interns will work in propagation, growing and the stock department equal amounts of time during their time here. The focus will be to allow students the opportunity to combine what they have learned in school with practical experience. It gives the student the feel for the day-to-day life in a production setting. Internships are paid and onsite housing is available for free or we can assist in finding suitable living arrangements offsite if needed. Our goal is that an internship would lead down the path of future employment.

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    American Landscape Institute

    American Landscape Institute, Maryland

    Description: The Institute is a unique training and development program for individuals interested in entering the Horticulture Industry. The program combines hands-on field experience, mentoring from industry leaders, and scholarships for a quality education from the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC). The combination of practical experience and academic studies, over two years, prepares the participants for advanced responsibilities and promotion.

    The program is designed to serve recent high school graduates, veterans and second career individuals. As a work and scholarship program, participants receive the essential practical experience and education required for advancement without taking on student debt. Interested candidates for the program are asked to complete and submit the application materials by February 1, 2022.

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    Plant Propagation Fellow, Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

    The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania - located in the beautiful Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia - is one of America’s oldest arboretums. We are seeking an experienced, full time propagator with a passion for plants and public horticulture to join our team.

    The Plant Propagation Fellowship covers the whole range of traditional plant propagation skills and production schemes. The fellow will spend 12 months (expected duration of internship) receiving hands-on training in seed and cutting propagation, nursery and greenhouse management, organic pest control and maintenance of a unique Victorian Fernery. Emphasis is placed on the refinement of skills and developing the protocols for the propagation and care of a vast range of woody and herbaceous plants. An independent research project will be completed under direction of supervisor. Some weekend work required.

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