Internship Program

Experience an internship at Mt. Cuba Center, a premier botanic garden that inspires an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants and a commitment to protect the habitats that sustain them.

Summer internships follow a full-time schedule (40 hours/week) from May 31, 2022 through August 12, 2022. Year-long internships follow a full-time schedule (40 hours/week) May 31, 2022 through May 12, 2023. The pay rate is $12/hour. Optional free housing is provided onsite at Mt. Cuba Center.

The Internship experience provides:

  • Applied work experience in a specific area of study
  • Professional networking and mentorship opportunities
  • Education related to native plants and ecological horticulture
  • Field trips to local horticultural destinations

The Horticulture Summer Interns will gain hands-on fine gardening skills, develop a broad understanding of ecological gardening practices and learn how a top tier public garden manages complex and dynamic plantings.

Horticulture Summer Internship

The Greenhouse & Research Intern will participate in all aspects of greenhouse operation, plant propagation, and growing techniques to assist in the production of native plants in our indoor and outdoor growing facilities.

Greenhouse & Research Internship

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.

Arboriculture Internship

The Marketing & Communications Intern will participate in developing, implementing, and analyzing marketing and communications strategies that promote Mt. Cuba Center’s programs, visitation, and membership.

Marketing & Communications Internship

The Native Plant Curation Intern will explore all aspects of living collections management and will offer a rare opportunity for an individual to gain insights into the skills required for professionals in the field.

Native Plant Curation Internship

To apply, please use the link for the listing to complete the application. You will be required to upload the following documents:

  • Your resume
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • A cover letter that details your experience and career goals

Your application will not be considered complete without these documents

The application deadline is February 1, 2022. For more information, contact the Internship Coordinator, at 302.239.8886 or