Horticultural Internships

Why Intern?

Internships provide students with the chance to gain field-related work experience while at the same time trying out a potential career path and/or prospective employer. In addition, internships allow students to put what they learn in class into practice. For many, it makes the science and theory come to life.

Internship opportunities abound! TAMU students have interned nationally and internationally. Public gardens, private landscape and retail firms, non-profit organizations, growers, designers, and tree care companies are just a few of the places with which students can intern.

Many students choose to intern in the summer months, but there are opportunities year-round. Enrollment in Hort 484 allows students to receive academic credit and provides access to the Internship Coordinator who will help ensure an educational component in your internship. Some programs have application deadlines year-round, while others are concentrated in the spring. If you are interested in an internship, download and review the Internship Packet below to get started.

For Students:
HORT 484 Internship Packet

Hort 484 Internship Orientation (*Required*)
Hort 484 Orientation Quiz (*Required*)

NEW REQUIREMENT: Complete Individual Student Travel Form

Student Internship Video Sample (option in lieu of an in-person presentation):

For Employers:
Visit the Employer Information Page
Aggies For Hire (Horticulture Job Posting Site)

Where do our students intern?

All over! Horticulture students have interned at gardens, vineyards, orchards, zoo’s, hotels, parks, sales, floral design companies, in the fashion industry and many more!

What Students are Saying:

“My time this summer spent learning the ropes of my future profession -both literally and metaphorically – has prepared me for an exciting future in a fascinating profession.”
-Mark Mann ’12

Faculty Internship Coordinator:
Dr. Leo Lombardini * HFSB #426 * 979.458.8079 * l-lombardini@tamu.edu

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