Internship General Horticulture

Ecological Gardening Summer Internship – Formal Gardens

posted December 18, 2017
apply by March 1, 2018


Come study at Mt. Cuba Center, a premier botanical garden that embraces ecological gardening and celebrates native plants. Gain hands-on experience in your specific internship area while working one-on-one with our professional staff. Participate in group projects, educational programming, plant identification classes, and trips to other local horticultural organizations. Each intern will maintain a field notebook throughout the summer for review. The program runs from May 21 – August 10, 2018. Visit http // for more information and to apply online.
The Ecological Gardening – Formal Gardens Intern will learn how to maintain native plantings in formal garden designs and in decorative containers. The Formal Gardens surround the Main House at Mt. Cuba Center and showcase native flora incorporated into historical, non-native plantings in a traditional setting. The intern will work along-side our experienced horticulture staff with the opportunity to interact with guests as they explore our newly planted South Garden and other formal areas.

Minimum Qualifications

Mt. Cuba Center’s summer internship program is designed for individuals who have completed at least their junior year of college in programs in natural resources, horticulture or plant sciences.

Wages, Salary and Benefits

On-site housing is available at no cost to the intern and pay is $11/hour for a 40-hour work week.

Application Requirements

Please visit http // to apply online. Application deadline is March 1, 2018. Apply early because interviews will begin in January 2018, as applications are received, and will continue until positions are filled, possibly before the March 1 deadline. For more information email or call 302-239-8886.


Megan Schiff, or 302-239-8886