Horticultural internships(inbound) are open to students who are interested in a career in horticulture, with preference given to those pursuing a degree or who have completed a degree in horticulture, or a related field.
Internships take 3 to 12 months with most participants staying 6 months or longer. Interns will have the opportunity to network with professional landscape builders and architects, horticulturists and gardeners who are responsible for plant production, garden installation, and maintenance of seasonal and permanent plantings.
Interns will be trained for using typical greenhouse equipments, such as automatic transplanters, various planting machines and climate control systems. In a greenhouse they will most likely apply fertilizers or work with pest and disease control. In landscape companies they will use mowers, blowers, trucks but also simple hand tools like a rake or showel.
During the internship, interns will live and been trained together with other TOP interns at host company. They also have opportunities to participate in horticultural expos in the U.S..Some host companies will also provide chances for their interns to learn more about the industry by hosting seminars. And it's a great chance for interns to meet experts in Horticulture, and make new friends with whom also like Horticulture.
Duties and responsibility depend on where will you be placed. When you receive your "placement offer" read it carefully, do research online, ask questions. Commiting to a 12-month internship is a serious decission. Please gather all the information you need before you say "yes".