Washington National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20016

3 Horticulture Internships Available

Summer, Full-time
No Company Benefits
Apply by: March 26, 2021
Compensation:  $15.00/hour
Housing not provided

Contact: Sandra Flowers
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Phone: 202-537-5773


The PECF requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any boosters recommended and available to the general public, absent eligibility for medical or religious exemptions. Proof of vaccination or eligibility for a medical or religious exemption will be required on your first day of work.

The Washington National Cathedral, along with St. Albans School, National Cathedral School, and Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School, is located on a campus of 57 acres of landscaped grounds in the heart of the nation’s Capital. 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 hybrid-tea 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 12 weeks, with flexible start and end dates. May through August preferred. 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Sandra Flowers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than March 11, 2022. Earlier applications will receive an earlier decision.