Native Plant Conservation Internship- Earth Sangha

Looking for an internship to help you enter the exciting world of native plant conservation? Well if you are, I have the opportunity for TWO of you! Earth Sangha an amazing local business focused on the production and conservation of native plants has 2 positions available for their 2023  Full-Season Native Plant Conservation Internship.

Several NVCC Hort Alumni and Students have worked for and with Earth Sangha, and they can tell you firsthand what an amazing opportunity this is! ​If you’re interested in applying, please email a CV and optional cover letter to Matt Bright at

Full-Season 2023 Native Plant Conservation Internship
Available Positions: 2


Assist in the day-to-day operations of the region’s only exclusively local ecotype native plant nursery and engage in restoration activities on field sites including invasives removal and native plantings. 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.

Responsibilities and Duties:

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

  • Receive training on basic day-to-day nursery and greenhouse 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

  • Remove invasives on restoration sites

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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Reliable transportation to and from Wild Plant Nursery and various restoration sites in Northern Virginia

  • 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 term-limited positions, running January through December with a schedule of about 20 hours a week.

  • Internship positions pay $16 an hour. Internship positions are eligible for comprehensive health insurance coverage.

​If you’re interested in applying, please email a CV and optional cover letter to Matt Bright at