This program at Rutgers Gardens 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. The 14-week paid internship allows the student to experience hands-on learning at a public garden, and 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 Internship Program in Public Garden Management is available for up to 12 Students. Applicants who are interested may also apply for the Plant Breeding option, which includes 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 various field trips to public and private gardens, the internship will include:
Evergreen Pruning Techniques
Maintenance of the Succulent Garden
Goals for the summer
Second Year Option
During the following summer, the students have an option of applying for an internship experience at a Public Garden or park outside of Rutgers Gardens. During the first summer, the students will have been exposed to or visited many of the Parks and Public Gardens that are available for internship including Central Park. The goal is to expose students to the complexities of issues facing a Public Park or Gardens and how these public facilities manage these issues in order to meet the goals of their mission statement.
The internship will start Monday, May 16, 2016 and end Friday, August 19, 2016
Completed applications must be received March 1, 2016.
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.