Internship Opportunities

HACU National Internship Program

  • Application Deadline: Several
  • Department Contact Person: Dr. Rolston St. Hilaire E-mail:


Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship

  • Application Deadline:
  • Department Contact Person: Dr. Rolston St. Hilaire E-mail:

The Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship program, which is open to eligible university students pursuing bachelor's or master's degrees in crop-related disciplines. You may apply by submitting a 750- to 1,000-word essay on the chosen topic (more information on the essay topic can be found on ) to compete for a portion of $20,000 in available awards to help grow your future.

If you have any questions about the scholarship, please feel free to contact Dane McMillan at G&S Business Communications. Dane may be reached at or (919) 870-5718.

Horticultural Internship Opportunities

The American Floral Endowment

  • Application Deadline: Varies. Please see site for details

  • Department Contact Person: Dr. G.A. Picchioni E-mail:

The American Floral Endowment is offering two internship opportunities, one at a commercial greenhouse or nursery production facility (Vic and Margaret Ball Internship) and the other at a retail flower shop/wholesaler/allied trade organization (Mosmiller Internship).

Smithsonian Gardens

  • Departmental Contact Person: Dr. Rolston St Hilaire E-mail:

Smithsonian Gardens provides an exceptionally well-rounded array of experiences in its intern program thanks to the wide diversity of services it offers to the Smithsonian, the world's largest museum complex. We accept current and recently graduated undergraduate and graduate students studying horticulture, landscape architecture, museum studies, or other related fields. Selection is based on both an evaluation of the applicant's application and available positions.Visit for more information. Application Deadline:

  • Summer Internships: February 1
  • Fall Internships: July 1
  • Winter/Spring Internships: December 1

2018 Heronswood Garden Internship

Application Deadline: February 1, 2018

This program includes;

  • practical and hands-on learning in a public garden environment
  • weekly plant identification modules during off hours -opportunities to visit local gardens, arboreta and natural areas of the PNW -on-site accommodation gratis -monthly stipend


Minimum 3 month commitment. (5 month maximum) Some weekend work, included in 40 hours/week Current enrollment in an undergraduate Horticulture program; enrolled postgraduate students will be considered.
Car and valid driver’s license

Applications must be postmarked by February 1, 2018 or can be sent via email to

Filoli Garden Intern and Apprenticeship Program

  • Departmental Contact Person Kevin Lombard E-mail

Filoli is one of the premier garden estates in the U.S. and elite members of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, located in the San Francisco Bay area. The internship and longer apprenticeship will provide students with mainly ornamental horticulture, turf, and plant propagation skills. Housing is generally obtained through work for rent arrangements with Filoli docents and volunteers. Many Filoli interns have gone on to be hired as private/public garden managers due to the prestige of the facility, which has also been featured in a number of Hollywood movies. Visit for more information. Applications are available in Skeen Hall N127.

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

  • Application Deadline February 9, 2018

Visit https://ARBORETUM.HARVARD.EDU/ for more information.

The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College

  • Deadline: February 15, 2018

Please include a cover letter, resume, and a list of at least 3 references with phone numbers.

Contact Claire Sawyers 610-328-0825 with any questions.

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Denver Botanic Gardens

Application Deadline: All application materials must be received at Denver Botanical Gardens by Friday, February 9, 2018

This year we are offering six paid, full-time summer internships, 10 weeks in length within the Horticulture Department in the following areas:

-Plant Records Curation and Mapping

-Urban Agriculture, Community Engagement and Urban Soil Improvement

-Japanese Garden Character Pine and Bonsai Documentation

-Propagation, Production and Seed Herbarium Maintenance

-Horticultural Therapy

-Medicinal Plant Research and Interpretation

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Longwood Gardens

Application Deadline: February 1, 2018

Apply now for Longwood Gardens’ College and University Internship Program. We offer practical experience in many different areas of horticulture, as well as great opportunities outside the field of horticulture. Spend three months or up to a year working with, and learning from, professionals.

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Environmental Science Internship

ES 391

  • Application Deadline: Flexible

  • Department Contact Person: Dr. April Ulery E-mail:

ES 391 is a requirement for the BS in Environmental Science. You must see your advisor before you make arrangements to participate in an internship. It is YOUR responsibility to register for ES 391 either during the summer session or a subsequent semester in order to get credit

Internships with Impact - Make a Difference

Impact is a project of leading nonprofits that runs grassroots campaigns.

We share a vision of a better future. It's a future in which we understand that a healthy economy depends on a healthy environment, not the other way around. It's one in which our markets are designed to serve consumers, not just corporations. And it's one in which our democracy belongs to all of us, not just the powerful.

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Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

  • Application Deadline: February 9, 2018

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Soil Science Internship

SOIL 391

  • Application Deadline: Flexible

  • Department Contact Person: Dr. April Ulery E-mail:

SOIL 391 is not a requirement for the BS in Soil Science, however it will count towards the major. You must see your advisor before you make arrangements to participate in an internship. It is YOUR responsibility to register for SOIL 391. The requirements for the student, the academic advisor, and the internship host are enclosed in the document bellow. All have responsibilities for the successful completion of the internship.

The Cary Institute of Ecosystems Studies

The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is now accepting applications for summer 2018 REU program in Translational Ecology for Undergraduates.

  • Application Deadline: January 28, 2018 11:59 PM

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Turfgrass Internship

HORT 391

  • Application Deadline: Flexible

  • Department Contact Person: Dr. Ryan Goss E-mail:

Fox Chapel Golf Club

  • Application Deadline: TBA
  • Department Contact Person: Dr. Ryan Goss E-mail:

Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club

  • Application Deadline:TBA
  • Departmental Contact Person: Dr. Ryan Goss, E-mail:

Please see the attachment for more details.

The Apawamis Club

  • Departmental Contact Person: Dr. Ryan Goss E-mail:

Possibility of free housing, meals, golf privileges, and potential career advancement at The Apawamis Club for any potential candidates. Please see for more Information..

Helena Chemical

  • Departmental Contact Person: Dr. Ryan Goss E-mail:

This year Helena chemical is looking to include one candidate for the non-crop specialty markets with a focus on turf. The student that is chosen will have to relocate into the Phoenix area for the program this summer.

Oakland Hills Country Club

  • Departmental Contact Person: Dr. Ryan Goss E-mail:

Bull's Bridge Golf Club Management Internship Program

  • Departmental Contact Person: Dr. Ryan Goss E-mail:

Experience Requirement

No experience needed, Basic knowledge of golf is helpful

Date Available

Flexible depending on school schedule, ideally April-September

Application Instructions

A complete application includes a professional cover letter, resume, and references in PDF format only. Please send to:

Superintendent: Stephen Hicks


Incomplete applications will be disregarded.

Successful applicants will be contacted via phone.

Salary Range

$12-13 per hour depending on housing needs and experience.

The Valley Club, Sun Valley Idaho

  • Departmental Contact Person: Dr. Ryan Goss E-mail:

The Valley Club is looking for interns for Summer 2018.

Please send cover letter and resume to

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Genetics and Biotechnology Internships

Boyce Thompson Institute and Cornell University

The 2018 Plant Genome Research Program Summer Internship at the Boyce Thompson Institute and Cornell University is now seeking undergraduate applicants! We are requesting your assistance in sharing this opportunity broadly with your students and relevant departments.

  • Application Deadline: February 2, 2018

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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, in collaboration with NMSU, will sponsor cancer research summer internships for undergraduate and graduate students. The paid nine-week programs will be Monday, June 11, through Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Students must be able to commit to this entire period in order to participate.

  • Application Deadline: Undergraduates January 12, 2018

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  • Application Deadline Graduate Students February 2, 2018

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