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:
6-month Horticulture Internship– FILLED
Seasonal Educator– FILLED
2018 Intern Class
Makayla is a recent graduate with a Bachelor of Science from Utah State University. She loves the outdoors, spending time with her pup. She has traveled around the world, experiencing other cultures and exploring their unique beauty. She grew up in Oregon and loves any moment with her large, tight-knit family. She has enjoyed the absolute beauty of native western plants and is excited for the incredible opportunity to work at MFBG learning the diversity of South Carolina flora.
Nina is a 2016 graduate of East Carolina University and has a Bachelor of Science in Biology. During undergrad, she was an intern for the Biodiversity Outreach program where she mentored local, underprivileged kids in scientific experiments and community gardens. After graduating, she has been an Environmental Educator at camps, teaching youth about their environment and other scientific topics in fun activities. In her spare time, she enjoys volleyball, hiking, and traveling. She has a passion for informal education and is eager to learn more about horticulture practices with staff and animals at Moore Farms Botanical Garden.
Erin found her passion in Horticulture after graduating with a B.A. in History and Philosophy from Niagara University in 2012. She explored various fields in public history, college advancement, and even traveled to Greece to teach English. Once she began working in a large garden center and greenhouse in 2014, she quickly realized that working with plants was the career she had been looking for. In 2015, she went back to school to pursue an A.A.S. in Horticulture from Finger Lakes Community College. Erin enjoys learning and exploring new ideas. Her free time is spent outside, often visiting new places. Whether hiking with her pup or going out on the water, she wants to be outside.
Stephen is a senior at the University of Florida, pursuing Bachelor of Arts in Geography, with a minor in Spanish and a certificate in Geospatial Information Analysis. He is also involved in undergraduate research with the U.F. Department of Geography’s Quantitative Disease Ecology and Conservation lab. Aside from academics, Stephen surfs competitively for U.F. Surf Club in the National Scholastic Surf Association. He also enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking, and plays the guitar and mandolin. He hopes to learn a lot about database management, further his GIS skills, and spend the summer working around and learning about the flora of MFBG.