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Category: Clerical

American Horticultural Society
Alexandria, VA

Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014


The American Horticultural Society (AHS) is one of the oldest national gardening organizations in the country. Since 1922, we have been a trusted source of high quality gardening and horticultural information.  Today, our mission blends education, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship with the art and science of horticulture.

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 this internship is approximately three 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.

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)

Deadline for applications: July/August - October Internship = priority deadline July 5

To apply, please forward application materials to

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