With over 12 acres of gardens plus extensive meadows and woodland trails, Chevy Chase Club offers members and their guests’ relief from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The gardens reflect an estate design philosophy that both respects the Club’s history and fosters interest for generations to come.
The Horticulture team strives to consistently exceed the expectations of members and guests. They accomplish this by balancing creativity and innovation with high standards of horticulture, responsible environmental stewardship, and efficient use of resources.
Horticulture interns work alongside staff to complete various tasks that enhance and maintain the landscape and gardens. The areas of emphasis include an herb and vegetable garden, rose garden, native woodland gardens, herbaceous perennial borders, two acres of turf and an extensive collection of trees, shrubs, annuals and tropical plants.
What you will learn
• Plant identification
• Proper horticulture techniques (planting, staking, pruning, fertilization, weed control)
• Integrated pest management
• Record keeping as it pertains to plant collections
• Water conservation and management of the irrigation system
• Propagation of herbaceous plants
• Financial management as it pertains to a horticulture operation
• Activities and approaches for engaging members in the gardens
• One project that will be determined jointly by the horticulture manager and the student
Pay and Hours
Students will be paid on an hourly basis with overtime as applicable. Hourly pay is commensurate with experience. Students can anticipate working between 40 and 45 hours per week.
• This is a paid internship for the months of May to August (exact dates are flexible depending on the university calendar).
• The intern is responsible for completing one independent project based on the specific needs of the Club and the interest and expertise of the intern.
• Hours are from 6:30am to 3:00pm Monday through Friday, with occasional overtime, weekend and holiday work.
Applicant must be currently enrolled in a two year or four year college or university in a field related to horticulture, environmental science or forestry. Students in other fields of study will be considered.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to by email to
Garden and Grounds Manager
Application deadline is April 2, 2021