UDBG Summer Internships

The Parvis Family Summer Internship at the University of Delaware Botanic Gardens (UDBG) offers undergraduates, eager to learn about plants, the environment, their management, and horticulture, an opportunity to receive valuable hands-on learning experiences by working in the botanic gardens. The Parvis Family Summer Intern will work alongside UDBG horticulture staff and volunteers in all phases of public garden maintenance and development, receiving hands-on opportunities related to horticulture, public gardening and landscape design. The intern may also be involved in special projects such as accession records, garden inventories, plant signage, marketing, web site projects or photography. Training sessions, public educational programs, and field trips are also offered to help broaden the intern’s horticultural horizon.

The Lafferty Family Garden Internship Fund at UDBG offers an undergraduate student selected from applicants across the U.S. eager to learn about plants, the environment, their management, and horticulture. It is an opportunity to receive valuable hands-on learning experiences by working in the botanic. The Lafferty Family Garden Intern will work alongside UDBG horticulture staff and volunteers in all phases of public garden maintenance and development, receiving hands-on opportunities related to horticulture, public gardening and landscape design. The intern may also be involved in special projects such as accession records, garden inventories, plant signage, marketing, website projects, or photography. Training sessions, public educational programs, and field trips are also offered to help broaden the intern’s horticultural horizon.

Recipients of the endowed internships will receive unique opportunities to attend professional meetings, travel to nearby gardens or participate in special projects. Additionally, those who qualify, a housing assistance stipend of $1500 will be provided for those who qualify. Please contact Andrew Adams at aadamsud@udel.edu or 302-831-0909 if you have questions or wish to apply.

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