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, maintenance and education internships are currently offered. On-site housing and a monthly stipend are provided.
Welcome to our new class of interns!
Alexzondrea graduated from Winthrop University in 2019 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a minor in Health. She has a passion for all things environmental and sustainability related and enjoy sharing her knowledge with others in order to bring awareness and spark change. She loves to plan events and workshops centered around self-care and the environment. In her free time she loves cooking, being in nature, and spending time with her animals.
Erica is from a small town in Kansas. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Horticulture Production at Kansas State University. She enjoys designing and learning about different plants. When not working, she enjoys traveling, hanging out with friends, and enjoying the outdoors.
Jevon was exposed to the outdoors starting at a young age in Denver, Colorado. His love for nature only grew upon moving to Texas with the abundant assortment of plants and wildlife that could be found. Through his interest in aquarium keeping, he realized his true love for plants, which brought him into the world of carnivorous plants and orchids. Upon finishing his bachelor’s degree, he plans to pursue a career in public gardening. In his free time, he enjoys being outside looking for rare plants and insects, as well as tending to his ever-growing collection of arachnids and other invertebrates.
Katrina is joining the Moore Farms Botanical Garden team for a horticulture internship. She is currently working towards a bachelor’s degree in Horticulture Production at Kansas State University, intending to graduate Spring of 2021. Katrina brings experience from her work in local greenhouses as well as working to maintain the landscapes at her campus gardens. Katrina is most passionate about fragrant plants and sustainable practices in food production.
Brent grew up in Big Spring Texas where he found his love of horticulture by working alongside his grandpa in his garden. After graduating high school, he worked at local golf courses before deciding to pursue a degree in Horticulture Management at Tarleton State University. Here he worked on the Tarleton Toro Team and served as president of the Tarleton Horticulture Club. He is excited to intern with MFBG and cannot wait to expand his horticulture knowledge and skill set. In his spare time, he enjoys exercising and training in martial arts.
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:
2020 6-month Education Internship – FILLED
2020 Summer Greenhouse Internship – FILLED
2020 Summer Horticulture Internship – FILLED
2020 Seasonal Educator Internship – FILLED
2020 3-month Maintenance Internship – FILLED