Our highly competitive internship program at Rutgers Gardens provides Rutgers students with a thorough understanding of how a public garden or park serves the community and operates. Through garden maintenance, students learn a variety of horticultural techniques and what is required to keep a public garden beautiful and functional. The comprehensive 14-week paid internship is complemented by a required 3-credit course on Public Garden Management, focusing on business, organizational, and other aspects of public gardens that they don't experience firsthand. As well, numerous trips throughout the NY and Philadelphia area provide unique educational and networking opportunities. The Internship Program in Public Garden Management is available for up to 10 Students. Applicants who are interested may also apply for the Plant Breeding option, which includes a more specialized plant focus.
The Public Garden Management students will intern at Rutgers Gardens 5 days a week, with occasional weekend rotations. In addition to numerous field trips to public parks, gardens, nurseries, and organic farms, the internship will include:
Preparing planters at the frog pond
Maintenance of the Succulent Garden
Goals for the summer
2018 Internship Application Step 1. Download the blank PDF file to your computer. Step 2. Open the file on your computer and fill in the requested fields. Step 3. Re-save the file and email to Clayton Leadbetter. For more information please email Clayton Leadbetter or call 732-932-8451.
The internship will start Thursday, May 10, 2018 and end Friday, August 24, 2018
Completed applications must be received February 15, 2018 interviews week of February 19, 2018.
Selected applicants will be contacted for interviews to take place beginning in December.