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Horticulture Intern (2 positions available)
Category: Horticulture

American Horticultural Society
Alexandria, VA

Posted: Monday, December 31, 2012


Horticultural Internships at River Farm

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 assisting with: garden maintenance; visitor and member services: interpretative programs; integrated pest management; seasonal exhibits and displays; and, plant identification and labeling. 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, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 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.

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 and fax numbers

  • A statement of professional objectives (200 words)

The student must be a United States citizen or legally eligible to work in this country. We are unable to accept foreign applicants.

Deadlines for Applications:

  • Summer (May/June-Sept) – Priority deadline February 15

  • Fall (Sept-Dec) – Priority deadline July 15

Beyond the priority deadlines, intern applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

To apply, please forward application materials to Sylvia Schmeichel, River Farm Manager and Horticulturist, to fax number (703) 768-7533

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