The internship program welcomes exceptionally qualified students from horticulture, landscape architecture, botany, turfgrass science, education, GIS and other related fields. In working closely with staff, interns gain insight into all levels of garden operations. Interns are provided with strong mentorship and often develop professional relationships that last well beyond their final day in the garden. Since exposure to other professionals and institutions are invaluable learning tools, educational trips and work exchanges with other gardens, nurseries and green organizations are an integral part of the experience.
While many candidates opt for a summer internship, we occasionally accept interns in spring and fall, even some up to a year in duration. Horticulture, plant records and education internships are currently offered. On site housing and a monthly stipend are provided.
To apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references via e-mail to:
Director of Education and Events
Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Phone: (843) 210-7582
Please state the position title in your cover letter.
Explore one of the following links to learn further information about each intern program:
2017 Former Intern Class
Alex is from Mobile, Alabama and is currently attending Auburn University. Majoring in Horticulture with a focus on Nursery and Greenhouse Science, she will graduate summer 2017. Last summer, she participated in a 6 week study abroad program in Pershore, England where she visited numerous public gardens. Here, her love for public horticulture blossomed into a true passion and is where she decided to pursue a career in this field. Her other interests include reading, baking, and being outside.
Danielle is a recent graduate from Michigan State University where she obtained a certificate for completing the 2-year Landscape and Nursery Management Program. In the summer of 2013, she interned at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. Interning at a botanical garden is where she first discovered her passion of working in a public garden setting, as well as educating others. During college, she particularly enjoyed being a member of Michigan State’s Horticulture Club and partaking in networking/education events such as the Great Lakes Trade Exposition in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the Green Industry Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, travelling, spending time outside and gardening. Danielle is excited for the opportunity to learn about Southern horticulture practices, all the while working under the passionate staff members at Moore Farms Botanical Garden.
Emily is currently a student at Iowa State University in Ames, IA and is due to graduate in 2019. She is studying Horticulture with an emphasis in Landscape Design. Previous work experience includes being an Agriculture Assistant for the UW-Extension Office and Landscape Design/Maintenance Employee for Iowa State Athletics. She is interested in creating garden spaces that increase the society’s appreciation for plants and their roles in the landscape. In her spare time, Emily can be found exploring the outdoors or working on various art projects. She is looking forward to learning all about the southern climate and is very excited to be interning at Moore Farms Botanical Garden.
Olivia is a recent graduate of Beloit College in Wisconsin and has a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. As an undergrad, she worked in the college biology lab, restocking supplies and running the autoclave. Since graduating, she has interned at the University of Arkansas biophysics lab and worked as a teacher naturalist for the Ozark Natural Science Center, educating students about conservation and the local environment. An avid dog lover, she volunteers at the animal shelter in her hometown and greatly looks forward to spending the summer with the amazing dogs and people at Moore Farms Botanical Garden.