Internship Program

Hiring Organization: Walters Gardens
Employment type: Internship
Job Location: Zeeland, MI
Application Deadline: December 15, 2019

Walters Gardens Internship Program

Walters Gardens is the nation’s leading wholesale perennial grower, focusing on ornamental horticulture products.  We are excited to offer paid internship programs for May – August of 2020.  Our goal is to provide you with a comprehensive learning experience that is tailored towards your areas of interest.

 As an intern for Walters Gardens, you will be given projects to own and manage while also experiencing many other parts of the business.  You will also have the opportunity to attend Cultivate, the industry’s premier educational and networking event, along with participating in company events and touring other industry partners.  A monthly housing stipend will be included in the compensation package.

Areas of potential internship opportunities include:

Plant Health

 Working with our plant health team, you will learn how to track trials such as PGR usage, insect control options or disease prevention.  You will also help scout for diseases and insects and monitor pest populations.  You will also learn best methods for chemical application and best practices for controlling insects and diseases using biological controls.

Greenhouse Growing and Production

 Our greenhouse internship program will focus on best practices for growing perennial plants.  You will work with our growers to learn about moisture levels, watering systems, soil testing, fertilizing and PGR’s.  

 Field Production

 This internship will focus on growing plants and keeping them healthy in an outdoor field environment.  You will learn how to take various soil samples, how to scout for and control field pests, plant diseases and noxious weed. In addition to plant health duties, you will also participate in our digging, sorting, irrigation and inventory tasks.                    

Tissue Culture Lab

 “First in the industry” describes our tissue culture lab and the work our intern will study and perform in our lab. The tissue culture lab is a unique fusion of manufacturing and true research and our intern will be responsible for designing and pioneering a novel experiment, then presenting conclusions and financial impact to the lab team.

Internship rotations could also include Sales and Marketing and Trials.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume, indicating their areas of interest, to

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