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College/University Internship Application

Applications Due

May 1 for September internships
February 1 for May and June internships


Openings may exist after the application due dates. Please call 610.388.5401 for current openings.

Please gather all information before submitting the form—you will not be able to save an unfinished form.  

A completed application should include

1. The application form
2. A copy of your resume (this may be emailed or mailed)
3. A statement of your professional objectives, approximately 200 words (this may be emailed or mailed)
4. Official transcripts of all college courses, must show cumulative GPA, minimum GPA of 2.5 required (this may be emailed or mailed)
5. A letter of reference from your academic advisor (or professor) regarding your scholastic achievements and potential as an intern (this may be emailed or mailed)
6. A reference from a current or former employer, preferably from within your field of interest (this may be emailed or mailed)

Mail to 

Domestic & International Studies Coordinator
Longwood Gardens
PO Box 501
Kennett Square, PA 19348-0501 USA

Completed applications must be received by February 1 for May and June start dates and by May 1 for September start date.

College/University Internship Application

Current Address
Permanent Address
Please list the University that you are currently attending or recently graduated from.
(Only current college/university students and recent graduates are eligible)
Arboriculture (Fall 2016)
Conservatory Management (Summer and Fall 2016)
Display Design (1 year) (Summer 2016)
Education (1 year) (Fall 2016)
Greenhouse Production (Summer and Fall 2016)
Guest Engagement and Visitor Programs (Fall 2016)
Horticulture Research (1 year) (Summer 2016)
Integrated Pest Management (1 year) (Summer 2016)
Library & Information Services (1 year) (Summer 2016)
Marketing & Public Relations (1 year) (Summer 2016)
Natural Lands Management (Summer 2016)
Nursery Management (Fall 2016)
Outdoor Display (Summer and Fall 2016)
Performing Arts (1 year) (Fall 2016)
Plant Records Management (1 year) (Fall 2016)
Turf Management (Summer 2016)
Starting dates and duration of internships vary unless otherwise noted. Internship duration is from three months to one year, depending on internship selected and availability of each position. A work supervisor from any of the three internship areas you select may contact you.
A valid driver’s license is required for all internships. Exceptions may be granted on a case-by-case basis for disabled applicants otherwise qualified for the program.
All candidates will be notified by mail, email, or phone of application results. Completion of a successful drug screen test by Longwood’s designated medical facility is required of all Longwood employees and students upon arrival. Longwood Gardens, Inc., reserves the right to alter the program or its contents at any time without prior notice. Longwood is committed to the principle of equal educational opportunities without discrimination by race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, presence of a legally protected disability or any other legally protected status.