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Intern Recruitment: Building Sustainable Gardens

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We are now accepting applications for the Learning by Leading Sustainable Horticulture 2018-2019 Internship!


This is a hands-on, full year internship, meeting on Tuesdays from 2-5 p.m. during fall quarter, then flexible meeting times in winter and spring.

  • Students collaborate to design and construct several gardens transforming the campus as part of the UC Davis GATEways Project.
  • Students will learn the essential skills for sustainable horticulture: how to design and install gardens and paths, plant and prune trees, design and construct irrigation, maintain gardens, and much more!
  • Students will become familiar with landscape plants, particularly native California and/or drought tolerant plants suited for our Central Valley region.
  • Students will practice collaboration and leadership skills.

If you are interested in learning more about our program before you apply, check out the Learning by Leading™ web page and the Sustainable Horticulture web page.

Application instructions:

To apply, please fill out this application and email to:
Please use this format for your email subject: First and Last name - LxL Hort Internship Application

Application Extended Deadline: Friday September 21 at midnight.