Washington National Cathedral Summer Horticulture Internship

3 Horticulture Internships Available Summer, Full-time.


The Washington National Cathedral, along with St. Albans School, National Cathedral School, and Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School, is located on a campus of 57 acres of landscaped grounds in the heart of the nation’s Capital. This internship program provides instruction and hands-on gardening experience. Under the direction of the horticulture staff, interns will participate in the installation, maintenance, conservation, and preservation of the Bishop’s Garden and the Cathedral grounds. Areas of emphasis include ornamental herb garden, herbaceous perennial borders, a hybrid-tea rose garden, a 5-acre native woodland, and a classroom vegetable garden. Proper horticulture techniques will be emphasized, including weeding, staking, pruning, watering, plant identification, and using IPM methods of insect and disease control.


  • Preference will be given to applicants who are pursuing a degree in horticulture, landscape maintenance, or a
    related field.
  • Applicants must be able to work outside in inclement weather such as rain and extreme heat, must be able to perform physical work including bending, stooping, reaching, and standing for extended periods of time, must be able to lift, carry, and push at least 30 lbs.


  • Housing is not provided and there is no
    housing allowance.
  • $15.20/hour

Internship time period:

  • Internship is 12 weeks, with flexible start and end dates. May through August preferred.
  • Interns will work Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 3:00 pm. To enhance the educational experience, interns will visit public gardens in the surrounding Metro DC area.


Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Sandra Flowers at sflowers@cathedral.org no later than March 11, 2022. Earlier applications will receive an earlier decision


Hort Internship WNC 2022

Earth Sangha Native Plant Conservation Internship

Full-Season 2022 Native Plant Conservation Internship (TWO OPENINGS!!)


Assist in the day-to-day operations of the region’s only exclusively local ecotype native plant nursery. Learn about Northern Virginia’s native flora, horticultural skills, and become part of a grassroots effort to conserve and restore our native plants and their habitats.


  • Assist in the supervision of nursery volunteers of all ages and backgrounds

  • Receive training on basic day-to-day nursery operations in order to independently complete tasks including: identification of native plants, watering, sowing seed, making divisions, repotting, identifying and correcting nutritional deficiencies, basic maintenance tasks, and cleaning/organization tasks.

  • Assist with other operations at the Wild Plant Nursery, as necessary

  • Opportunities for field work at other sites throughout the region including plant identification, seed collection, and invasive plant removals


  • Reliable transportation to and from Wild Plant Nursery (Franconia Park, Springfield)

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Interest in native plants and their conservation

  • Be able to work outdoors for extended periods of time

  • Be able to perform physical tasks such as lifting heavy objects, bending, kneeling or stooping, or other manual labor tasks

  • Relevant education or job experience a plus, but not necessary

Compensation and other information:

  • Our “full season” internships are seasonal positions, limited to a ~36 week term running March through November with a schedule of about 20 hours a week.

  • Internship positions pay $16 an hour. Internship positions do not qualify for benefits.

If you’re interested in applying, please email a CV and cover letter to Matt Bright at mbright@earthsangha.org.

​Summer 2022 Native Plant Conservation Internship (ONE OPENING!)

Same Duties, Qualifications, and Compensation.

However, Our summer internships are seasonal positions, limited to a ~12 week term running June through August with a schedule of about 20 hours a week.

MORE INFO: https://www.earthsangha.org/staff

Casey Tress + Garden Club of America (Urban Forestry Fellowship)


  • The Garden Club of America: Founded in 1913, The Garden Club of America is a nonprofit organization comprised of 200 member clubs and approximately 18,000 club members throughout the United States. To promote greater understanding of the interdependence of horticulture, environmental protection, and community involvement, GCA offers 29 different merit-based scholarships and annually awards over $300,000.
  • Casey Trees: Casey Trees is a non-profit organization established in 2001 to restore, enhance and protect the tree canopy of Washington, DC. The organization works with others to plant and care for trees and promotes the use of green infrastructure of environmentally friendly and sustainable development.


Open to graduate or advanced undergraduate students that are studying urban forestry, environmental studies, horticulture, forestry, or related courses of study with a special interest in the urban forest. Students must be enrolled during the academic year following the award decision. Eligibility is open to U.S. Citizens and permanent residents who are enrolled in a U.S. – based institution.


Funds one or more students annually at $7,500 for study and research that will advance the knowledge of urban forestry and increase the number of scientists in the field.

Application Process:

  1. Applicants should complete the electronic application form. Be prepared to upload a vita at the time of your electronic application form submission. Preview the application questions here. At minimum, include:
    • Relevant Education, work, and volunteer experience
    • Publications and presentations
    • Career goals
  2. A letter of endorsement directly emailed from applicant’s major professor/advisor and signed by the student’s faculty advisor and submitted to: gcaurbanforestry@caseytrees.org by January 31 with the name of the student in the subject line. The letter should:
    • Identify the student
    • Indicate the status of the student in the program
    • Evaluate the students ability as an independent researcher.

Application Deadline:

January 31st – Application is not considered complete until the letter of endorsement is received. Final award decisions are made in late March. Fellowship recipients will receive official notification from the Garden Club of America. If you have any questions concerning the award application or eligibility requirements, please contact us at gcaurbanforestry@caseytrees.org.

More information: https://caseytrees.org/education/urban-forestry-fellowship/