INTERNSHIP – Mt. Cuba Center Arboriculture internship

Arboriculture Internship

Come study at Mt. Cuba Center, a premier botanical garden, where we embrace ecological gardening and celebrate native plants. Gain hands-on experience in your specific internship area while working one-on-one with our professional staff. Participate in group projects, educational programming, plant identification classes, and trips to other local horticultural organizations. Each intern will maintain a field notebook throughout the summer for review. The program runs from May 22 – August 11, 2017. Visit for more information and to apply online.

Learn first-hand how Mt. Cuba Center’s arborists manage our extensive collection of trees from planting to removal. Work in our gardens and natural lands areas on tasks including tree pruning, removals, groundwork, and risk assessment. Develop skills in plant health care, mapping, and record keeping. Learn how to use arboricultural equipment including ropes, knots, pole saws, and pruners. Optional training may include climbing (small trees) and the operation of a chainsaw and/or chipper.


Undergraduates planning to pursue a career or advanced degree in horticulture, plant science, landscape design/architecture, land management, ecology or a related field are welcome to apply. We prefer applicants who have completed their junior year prior to the start of the internship.


Pay is $11/hour for a 40-hour work week and on-site housing is optional. Interns may take limited non-paid vacation during their internship. Academic credit is possible but must be coordinated with the student’s college or university.

How to Apply

Please visit for more information and to apply online.

Application deadline is March 1, 2017 but please apply early.

Interviews will begin in early 2017, as applications are received, and will continue until positions are filled.

For more information email or call 302-239-8886.


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