Interns will work with all levels of the horticulture staff in the daily care of the gardens and plant collections. They will learn both hardy and subtropical plants, refined gardening skills and new and traditional design methods. Work will primarily be based on garden care but may also include greenhouse/nursery management and database management. In addition to regular gardening duties, each intern will be assigned an independent project to complete.
Moore Farms Botanical Garden is a nonprofit private garden set in rural Lake City, South Carolina. This dynamic 65-acre garden was established in 2002 and includes 24 different garden areas. Other land use includes agriculture, forestry, pine straw production and wildlife habitat.
We are seeking students who are passionate about horticulture and botanical gardens. Ability to lift 50 lbs., willingness to work in adverse weather conditions and a valid driver’s license are required.
The internship is intended to allow juniors, seniors and recent graduates to work along staff in every aspect of the garden to explore their career options. Preferred majors include: horticulture, botany, biology, landscape architecture and agriculture.
When offered: 3-4 month summer internship for 2021
Location(s): Southeastern US. Lake City, South Carolina 29560
Compensation and incentives: Compensation includes a taxable stipend of $1800 per month. On-site housing is provided in a fully-furnished house with satellite TV and Wi-Fi. Work exchanges and trips will be arranged with local gardens. A paid, out of state trip is planned to allow interns to experience different regions and for professional networking opportunities.
Work expectations: 5 days, 40 hrs. /wk. with occasional weekend work.
To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Director of Horticulture
Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Please state interest in the horticulture internship in the cover letter.
The goal of this program is to provide students with an understanding of the day to day operations of a botanical garden, to prepare them for professional employment, to encourage creative and progressive thought and to ignite and inspire further passion for horticulture. For more information view our website at www.moorefarmsbg.org.