Horticulture Internship

Hiring Organization: The American Horticultural Society (AHS) River Farm
Employment type: Internship
Job Location: Alexandrua, VA
Application Deadline: January 1, 2017

How can we help your career?

The horticultural intern assists the River Farm Horticulturist with the day-to-day care and ongoing development of the Society’s national headquarters at River Farm. Interns will assist with: garden maintenance; visitor and member services: interpretative programs; integrated pest management; seasonal exhibits and displays; and plant identification. The horticultural intern will complete an individualized garden-based project, in addition to regular plant walks and field trips to gardens in the greater Washington, DC area.

Horticultural internships are open to anyone interested in a career in horticulture, with preference given to those pursuing a degree or who have completed a degree in horticulture, or a related field.

The duration of AHS Internships is from three to six months. Compensation is $9.00/hr. The workweek is 37.5 hours and is Monday through Friday, with Saturday morning rotations required. Housing is the responsibility of the intern. Assistance in finding accommodations is provided with a listing of potential rentals, affordable apartment office contacts and a map of the area. To apply, please forward application materials to education@ahs.org.

Applications for the horticultural internship should include the following:

  • Completed application form
  • Current resume
  • College transcript (a copy will do)
  • Three professional references with addresses, phone numbers, and emails A statement of professional objectives (200 words)

Deadlines for applications:

  • April-June (priority deadline February 1)
  • April-Sept (priority deadline February 1)
  • July-Sept (priority deadline June 1)
  • Other period (rolling admission) 
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