Green Spring Gardens, Internships
[ 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.
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
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.
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
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.