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

​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.