Multiple Landscape Internships - Housing Provided!

Hiring Organization: Landscape Design Services
Employment type: Internship
Job Location: Holland, MI
Application Deadline: February 25, 2017

Multiple Internships – Seasonal Positions


Location:  Holland, MI

Deadline:  February 24, 2017


Landscape Design Services


About us:  After completing the M.S.U. 2-year Horticulture Program, Larry J. Bakker founded Landscape Design Services in 1968 at the same location it remains today between Holland and Grand Haven in beautiful West Michigan.  At that time Larry was working out of his house with one employee and a truck.  Since then, the business has grown to become the largest full-service landscape company in West Michigan with 165 team members at peak season.

While the business has grown in size, the growth has been fueled by the one-on-one long-term relationships our designers and service staff have developed with our clients.  Our team and service are our strength.  Larry’s sons, Matt and Jeremy Bakker, now lead LDS.  Both grew up in the business and studied landscape architecture at Michigan State University.  There are currently at least 14 M.S.U. graduates in key roles at LDS.  Past interns are always looked at first when full-time positions are open.

Landscape Design Services provides landscape design and construction, lawn and landscape maintenance, as well as snow removal services to commercial and residential clients throughout West Michigan.


Landscape Crew Internships:  Experience all aspects of landscape installation projects on some of the regions most unique properties.  Your day starts and ends in Holland, but projects range up and down the lakeshore from South Haven to Muskegon.

  • Exposure to all facets of landscape construction
  • Unique access to daily planning meetings and project designers
  • Chauffeurs license and DOT medical card are beneficial


Landscape Maintenance Internships:  Work in various roles related to turfgrass and landscape management:  lawn fertilization, weed and pest control as well as sports field and turf renovation, installation and maintenance projects.  The position can be tailored somewhat based on the specific interests of the intern in an advance agreement with the Landscape Maintenance Group Manager.

  • Exposure to a variety of landscape maintenance roles
  • Pesticide Applicators License (3A, 6, & Optional 3B) is beneficial


Landscape Design Assistant InternshipPrepare presentation drawings in DynaScape for our landscape architects and designers.  Assist with site measurements, quantity take-offs and some field visits.  There may be opportunity for some landscape installation work as well. 

  • Exposure to the design and sales process
  • Requires past computer aided drafting experience and portfolio



  • Internships are paid hourly wages
  • Housing is provided at a local college, and may require a roommate.


To apply:

Complete a pre-application online at,

or email your resume to and reference “internships”.


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