This Program provides a summer internship at Rutgers Gardens for 6 Students with a focus upon plant breeding. The goal is to expose students to the complexities of public gardens maintenance and to provide the students with a hands-on participation in a Plant Breeding program. In this program, the students will conduct, study and evaluate the processes that go into developing ‘new’ ornamental plants for the nursery industry. In addition to a long term woody plant breeding program, crosses will also be conducted on an annual plant, that will allow both crossing and evaluation of a particular species within the confines of the summer program
All the students will work at Rutgers Gardens at a minimum of 3 days a week. In addition to various fieldtrips to public and private gardens, the internship will include:
The internship will start Wednesday, May 15, 2013 and end Friday, August 23, 2013
Completed applications must be received (not post-marked) by February 15, 2013.
Qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews to take place in late February/early March.
Selected applicants must provide a copy of a social security card and photo ID for hiring purposes.
Please send applications to:
The Rutgers Gardens
112 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8519
For more information please contact Bruce Crawford at 732-932-8451 or email