Washington National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20016
3 Horticulture Internships Available
No Company Benefits
Apply by: March 26, 2021
Housing not provided
Contact: Sandra Flowers
The Washington National Cathedral is located in the heart of the nation’s Capital on 57 acres of landscaped grounds that include St. Albans School, National Cathedral School, and Beauvoir Elementary School. This internship program provides instruction and hands-on gardening experience. Under the direction of the horticulture staff, interns will participate in the installation, maintenance, conservation, and preservation of the Bishop’s Garden and the Cathedral grounds. Areas of emphasis include ornamental herb garden, herbaceous perennial borders, a rose garden, a 5-acre native woodland, and a classroom vegetable garden. Proper horticulture techniques will be emphasized, including weeding, staking, pruning, watering, plant identification, and using IPM methods of insect and disease control. Interns will work Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 3:00 pm. To enhance the educational experience, interns will visit public gardens in the surrounding Metro DC area.
Preference will be given to applicants who are pursuing a degree in horticulture, landscape maintenance, or a related field. Applicants must be able to work outside in inclement weather such as rain and extreme heat, must be able to perform physical work including bending, stooping, reaching, and standing for extended periods of time, must be able to lift, carry, and push at least 30 lbs. Housing is not provided and there is no housing allowance. Internship is approximately 12 weeks, with flexible start and end dates. May through August preferred.
Earlier applications will receive an earlier decision.