Mt. Cuba Center’s Internship Program is designed to:

  • Provide valuable skills, education, and experience that will help interns in their future professional endeavors.
  • Connect interns with professionals in the field for networking and mentorship opportunities.
  • Encourage and enable interns to pursue careers in conservation, public horticulture, or the nonprofit and cultural sectors.
  • Create responsible environmental stewards and advocates for native plants and plant conservation.

The Arboriculture Intern will learn first-hand how Mt. Cuba Center’s arborists manage an extensive collection of trees located in the gardens and natural lands.

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The Horticulture Summer Intern will gain hands-on fine gardening skills and a broad understanding of ecological gardening practices, working alongside expert horticulturists to learn how a top tier public garden manages complex and dynamic plantings.

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The Plant Conservation Intern will job-shadow the plant conservation scientist during the summer field work season in the natural lands, naturalistic gardens, and office. Hands-on training will cover skills for plant identification and monitoring.

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