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. Candidates interested in fall or spring internships should state their desired start date and duration in their cover letter. Horticulture, greenhouse, GIS 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:
Education and Events Manager
Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Phone: (843) 210-7582
Please state the type of internship you are wanting within the cover letter (Horticulture, Greenhouse, Education).
Explore one of the following links to learn further information about each intern program:
2016 Intern Class
Katherine is graduating from Vassar College with a degree in Biology in May 2017. She is specifically interested in horticulture and wants to maintain and create gardens that positively impact people. She has interned at Locust Grove, a historic estate/public garden and the Poughkeepsie Farm Project, an urban farm. Additionally, she is an active member of Amnesty International and is pursuing a minor in Classics.
Kaitlyn is a recent graduate from North Carolina State University, where she earned a BS in Horticulture with a concentration in Landscape Design. She participated in an internship at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania during the summer of 2014 where she served as the liason between Longwood and NC State for the creation of an online plant identification course. The end of this internship became the start of contract employment with Longwood and NC State, which would last on an off for the next year. In her spare time, she enjoys playing guitar and ukulele, cooking, traveling, spending time outdoors and spending time with her fiancé and family. Kaitlyn’s work experience includes fourteen years of working in her father’s landscape business. She is very excited to intern at Moore Farms Botanical Garden and is greatly looking forward to the experience.
Ashley Wyland is a recent graduate of Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science and a minor in Spanish. During her undergraduate career, she participated in a summer internship at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. Here she learned how to care for different animals and educate the public about them. In school, Ashley was an avid member of the swim team, gave community swim lessons and participated in different volunteer opportunities. After graduating, she became an assistant swim coach and has enjoyed mentoring children to reach their swimming goals. She is passionate about the environment and enjoys educating people. Ashley is very excited about the internship at Moore Farms Botanical Gardens and cannot wait to learn new things and expand her knowledge.
Matthew is due to graduate from California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in June 2016 with a BS in Forestry and Natural Resources and a minor in GIS. Past internships include Hydrology and GIS work at the Idaho Department of Water Resources and at the City of San Luis Obispo. At Cal Poly he worked at the library as a Data and GIS peer assistant and also with faculty and the World Bank to provide flood mapping for cities in Africa. He is excited to merge his forestry background with his GIS background at Moore Farms Botanical Garden, and is looking forward to seeing what the Eastern US has to offer in both fly fishing and hiking.