Horticulture interns work in one or more of Arboretum’s gardens or collections. The interns work alongside staff to complete various tasks that develop, maintain and preserve the diverse curated plant collections of the arboretum.
Description: Internships are 3-6 months long and will begin in April or May, 2018. All internships are paid positions by either an hourly wage or stipend, depending upon the position. College credit may be arranged by the student and is encouraged.
Qualifications: Applicants need to have either completed course work or have acquired practical experience in horticulture or a related field. Basic gardening skills, interest in plants, and the ability to work independently are essential.Duties & Working Conditions: Interns will be responsible for the typical duties of working in a public garden by assisting staff in the development and maintenance of the plant germplasm collections. Duties include general gardening tasks that provide proper environmental conditions which includes watering, mowing, mulching, and weeding. Assists staff with updating records and labels of plants in collections. Internships will involve heavy lifting, repetitive tasks, and exposure to extreme heat and humidity.
Interns will be assigned to one or more of the following areas:
To apply: Please send a cover letter indicating availability and interest areas, resume, references, and transcripts (unofficial are acceptable) via email to USNA.Internships@ars.usda.gov.
Questions? Contact the internship office at (202) 245-4563 or USNA.Internships@ars.usda.gov