Internships

Overview

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.

Application deadline is February 8, 2023.  To apply, please choose which internship below best suits you, then click “Learn More” to complete the application.

Mt. Cuba Center is committed to diversity and inclusivity and encourages qualified candidates from all cultures and communities to apply.

Gain first-hand experience working alongside Mt. Cuba’s arborists managing an extensive collection of trees across 1,000+ acres, spanning curated gardens and natural lands.

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Grow a deeper understanding of native plants by engaging in rare plant conservation, working closely with Mt. Cuba’s Plant Conservation Scientist in different environments including natural lands, naturalistic gardens, and in the office.

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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. Additionally, this position will assist in Mt. Cuba’s trial garden operations.

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Rotate through the formal and naturalistic gardens, working with different horticulturists to learn about the importance of ecological horticulture as well as the practical,  applied skills needed to create healthier landscapes.

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