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[ 4603 Green Spring Road ] [ Alexandria, VA 22312 ] [ 703-642-5173 ]

Green Spring Gardens provides a variety of intern opportunities for individuals seeking on-the-job experiences. Interns have the opportunity to apply traditional academic classroom learning to actual work experience in a unique setting that combines horticulture, history and education. Interns can choose from several positions that will develop personal and professional skills for future career development and placement.


Volunteer Application APPLY ONLINE NOW
Deadline March 15, 2015

The internships are generously supported by the Friends of Green Spring, Virginia Native Plant Society — Potowmack Chapter, North American Rock Garden Society—Potomac Valley Chapter, Azalea Society of Northern Virginia, and The Friends of the White Garden.

Title: Horticultural Intern

The intern will work with a variety of gardens: edible, swale, waterwise, and shrub and perennial borders and will select a project to advance one of these areas.

Title: Native Plant Garden Intern

The intern will focus on the Virginia Native Plant Garden and the adjacent riparian woodland. Potential projects include invasive plant management and developing interpretive signage for the natural areas.

Title: Horticultural Intern - Rock Garden

The intern will develop his or her knowledge of rock garden plants, and will work with staff to identify a project to advance the species diversity in the Rock Garden.

Title:  Horticultural Intern - White Gardens

The intern will help with developing a plan for invasive plant management and organizing and supervising volun-teer workdays for the collection of rhododendrons and azaleas at this new public garden.

Title: Children's Education Intern

The intern will assist with planning and conducting plant-based nature programs for children and families

Title: Historic Resources Intern

The intern will research and document aspects of the site's history and local history and use the information to develop historical interpretive programs and exhibits for the public.

Title: Farmers Market Intern

The intern will create marketing and educational materials for SNAP programs at our farmers markets and work with community partners for implementing the marketing program.

Historic House

Green Spring Gardens is a 31-acre public garden with 1784 Historic House that offers themed gardens for enjoyment, education and inspiration.

Requirements: Applicants must be enrolled in a two year, four year or graduate horticulture, botany, environmental education, history, museum education or similar degree program, as appropriate. Internship responsibilities may include developing a project proposal, conducting project activities and presenting a written and oral project report.

Compensation: Interns will be temporary, part-time employees of the Fairfax County Park Authority. Compensation is $10.46/hour for up to 300 hours. Start and end dates are negotiable.

To Apply: Please click on the online application link above. Deadline March 15, 2015.

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