Date Posted: March 25, 2021

Deadline: March 1, 2021

Organization: Mt. Cuba Center

Location: Other

City: Hockessin, Delaware

Website: View Website

Job Type: Full Time

Wages/Salary: The internship pay is $11/hour for a 40-hour work week, medical benefits included. Interns will be responsible for providing their own housing.


The one year internship is designed for individuals with a degree in horticulture, ecology, environmental studies, forestry, associated plant fields, or museum studies who want to become professionals in public gardens.  Through this internship, individuals with limited experience in the horticultural industry will also gain basic employment skills.


Guest Experience One Year Internship                  

The Guest Experience Intern learns to create remarkable experiences at a public garden by assisting in the evaluation of on-site interpretation materials and the development and implementation of public programs throughout the year. The intern project involves the evaluation of our newly developed interpretive suite of products, such as signage, wayfinding, and interactive activities, all key elements of Mt. Cuba Center’s interpretive planning process. The intern’s evaluation tracks the efficacy of the products and leads to recommendations for improvement. In addition to their evaluation project, the intern participates in planning and executing Mt. Cuba’s seasonal events as well as coordinating programs with local partners. The intern also develops project management skills through cross-department collaboration and external communication skills in relaying key messages to the public. Qualifications include a familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign, adaptability, organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to interact with the public.

Job Description:

Mt. Cuba Center’s one year internships prepare individuals as future leaders in public gardens.  Each internship is supervised by a professional with relevant and related background experience and includes a research project that emphasizes the investigative nature of learning while supporting the intern’s career goals. Students will develop a suite of practical and professional skills, learn sustainable gardening practices, and participate in field trips, workshops, conferences, and native plant identification classes.  Intern projects will culminate in an in-house presentation of the results. 

Internships run from June 1, 2021 to May 18, 2022 (no exceptions applied to the start or end date).
Contact Name:
Internship Coordinator
Contact Phone Number: 302.239.8886
Application Process:
Application deadline is March 1, 2021. Apply early because interviews will begin in January 2021, as applications are received, and will continue until positions are filled, possibly before the March 1 deadline. An online or onsite interview is required. When applying online please;

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