Category Archives: Internships

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 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

​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.


Chevy Chase Club Horticulture Intern

Horticulture Internship Summer 2022

About: 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

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.

Additional Information:
• 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.
• Please submit your resume and cover letter to the Garden and Grounds Manager,  Michael Gildea
• Application deadline is April 2, 2022

Check out the all of the Chevy Chase Club internships for 2022:

To apply contact:

Michael Gildea
Garden and Grounds Manager
(240) 395-2101

Tudor Place Horticulture Intern


Tudor Place Historic House & Garden is seeking an intern to assist with a landscape renovation project. The Horticulture Intern will work with the Gardens & Grounds team to renovate the East Lawn and surrounding ornamental landscape. The Tudor Place Lawn Tennis Club, founded in 1888, held court in this garden room. It
remained a tennis lawn until the 1960s when this space took on an ornamental role. Today, the bones of the garden remain, but the area needs turf and ornamental landscape rejuvenation. The intern will play a critical role in this project from concept to completion.


  • Designing the ornamental planting of the East Lawn
  • Procuring and installing plant material
  • Rejuvenating turfed areas
  • Establishing a maintenance plan
  • Recording acquisitions in IrisBG


  • Must be a current student or recent graduate of a horticulture, landscape design/architecture, or related program
  • Experience with implementing horticultural best practices in a landscape setting
  • Knowledge of plant material and landscape maintenance techniques with an emphasis on native herbaceous perennials, bulbs, shrubs and trees
  • Knowledge of IrisBG is preferred but not required


  • 8-12 hours per week with schedule flexibility. When seeking credit, the total number of hours is dependent on the credit requirements of the student’s academic institution
  • Approximate dates of the internship are March 2022 – June 2022
  • This a hybrid position requiring research, cataloging and fieldwork
  • Free on-site parking and a Museum Shop discount are offered

Stipend: $1,500

To Apply/Question: Submit a resume and cover letter to Allyson Whalley, Director of Buildings, Gardens & Grounds, at with “Horticulture Intern” in the subject line by January 30, 2022. No phone calls please.

More information on Tudor Place:

Career Connection

8 Jobs and 2 Internships Available

Career Connection gives students and alumni the ability to search hundreds of current job and internship opportunities in the region and nationally.  Most jobs are posted to Northern Virginia Community College directly by employers who want to recruit at NOVA.  On the student home page, students and alumni are given job and internship recommendations based on their career interest and academic profile. Job and internship opportunities are also found through a targeted searches based on Position Type, Job Function, Location, and more. Students and alumni also have the option to search an external job board. This external job board also includes jobs from all across the world and are vetted by Symplicity.

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