Internships are paid educational work experiences where students earn college credit and learn first-hand what it means to be a professional horticulturist. Varying in length from three to twelve months, internships provide students a window into the world of their future career.
Imagine learning from and working alongside horticulture professionals at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Longwood Gardens, ISU’s Reiman Gardens, Augusta National Golf Club, Epcot Theme Park – Walt Disney World, NASA, the Green Bay Packers, the NFL Super Bowl, Milwaukee Brewers, Brickman Group, James Martin Associates, Boston Red Sox, Montreux Lake Tahoe Country Club, Pinehurst Resort, Bedell Cellars Winery, Ball Seed, Tagawa Greenhouse Enterprises, and many, many more. And if the thought of working abroad excites you, then you might consider completing an internship in a foreign country. For example, several horticulture students recently completed turfgrass internships in Scotland and Ireland while others have worked in greenhouses and nurseries in The Netherlands, England, and Italy.