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.
NEW REQUIREMENT: Complete Individual Student Travel Form
Student Internship Video Sample (option in lieu of an in-person presentation):
Looking to Hire an Intern?
Whether your company has an established internship program or is interested in starting and internship program for the first time, we are here to help. Below you will find important dates, the Undergraduate Internship Packet, and some ways to promote the position and recruit students.
Companies looking to fill a horticulture related position, whether it is an internship or job position, may post on the Aggies for Hire job board. The job board is intended to host opportunities for horticulture majors and graduates including all types of green industry jobs like landscape, plant science, greenhouse, academic, research, floral, crops, design, and other related jobs and internships. https://aggies-for-hire.tamu.edu/
Undergraduate Internship Packet (must be completed by all for-credit student interns)
Horticulture Career Fair: Last Wednesday in February each year
ACE Career Day (College of Agriculture & Life Sciences): October and February
Spring Semesters: Mid-January – Mid-May / Summer Semesters: First of June – Mid-August / Fall Semesters: Late August – Mid-December
For More Information:
If you are interested in more information and/or would like to be placed on the Career Fair invitation list, please contact the Experiential Learning Program Coordinator or the Internship Coordinator.
Experiential Learning Program Coordinator
HFSB 204 / 979.845.3116
Dr. Leo Lombardini
Professor & Internship Coordinator
HFSB 426 / 979.458.8079