Plant Propagation and Nursery Management students and staff mentors

Plant Propagation and Nursery Management

Plant Propagation and Nursery Management

Work with professional Arboretum nursery and plant sales staff to gain hands-on experience working in a nursery. Interns will learn methods for propagating a great variety of plants, many of which are unusual in cultivation.

Interns are encouraged to choose the plants they work with and will gain experience in a range of nursery tasks, including irrigation, pruning, re-potting, and IPM/pest control. Interns will also participate in Arboretum plant sales offered on the weekends in order to gain experience with nursery events.

Quarters: Fall, Winter, and Spring
Schedule: 3-9 hour/week commitment; each shift is approximately 3 hours.
Units: 1-3 units

Internship opportunity (Unpaid/ Eligible for Internship Credit)

This internship will be completely outdoors (regardless of weather) and will involve hands-on plant related activities at the Teaching Nursery. It's an amazing opportunity to work closely with peers and mentors in a fostering environment! 

Fill out the interest form to be notified of future opportunities.


Staff Mentor

Taylor LewisTaylor Lewis
Nursery Manager


Nursery Management and Propagation student interns