Horticulture Internship

Location: Washington, DC
Deadline: March 31, 2014




Summer, full-time


Compensation: $15.00/hr.

Contact Information:

Contact: Toni Kislear, Horticulture Manager Telephone: 202-537-5773

Email: tkislear@cathedral.org

About Us/Responsibilities:

The Washington National Cathedral is located on 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. The areas of emphasis include herb gardens, herbaceous perennial borders, a rose garden, a 5- acre native woodland, a vegetable garden and an extensive collection of trees and shrubs. Proper horticulture techniques will be emphasized, including weeding, staking, pruning, irrigation, plant identification, and using IPM methods of insect and disease control. Interns will work Monday-Friday from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. To enhance the educational experience, interns will visit public gardens in the surrounding DC area.


No prior gardening experience necessary, would prefer applicants who are pursuing a degree in horticulture, landscape maintenance, or a related field. 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 and reaching. Must be able to work on feet for extended periods of time and to lift, carry, and push at least 50 lbs.


Please send your cover letter and résumé to Toni Kislear at tkislear@cathedral.org by March 31, 2014.