This internship program provides the student with a firm understanding of how a public garden or park serves the community while also providing both basic and advanced techniques in horticulture. During this 14 week program, students have the option of participating in the general program on Public Garden Management or the Plant Breeding program. Both are paid internship at Rutgers Gardens, allowing the student to experience hands-on learning at a public garden. For both internships, the summer’s experience is reinforced with a 3 credit course on Public Garden Management and with numerous trips to public gardens/parks throughout the NY and Philadelphia area. The general program in Public Garden Management is available for up to 12 Students.
The Public Garden Management students will intern at Rutgers Gardens 5 days a week, with occasional weekend rotations. In addition to various field trips to public and private gardens, the internship will include:
Evergreen Pruning Techniques
Maintenance of the Succulent Garden
Goals for the summer
The internship will start Monday, May 19, 2014 and end Friday, August 22, 2014
Completed applications must be received April 11, 2014
Selected applicants will be contacted for interviews to take place in March.
Selected applicants must provide a copy for our records of a social security card and photo ID.
Please send applications to:
112 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8519
For more information please contact Bruce Crawford at 732-932-8451 or email