The Groundskeeping Intern will learn proper turfgrass management techniques through hands-on experience in the day to day management of the turf within Longwood Gardens.
The intern will sod, repair, renovate, and fertilize turf, in addition to mowing and string-trimming, weeding and edging beds, pruning shrubs and trees, preparing soil and compost, and assisting in other maintenance projects important to outdoor display horticulture. Seasonal tasks include leaf cleanup in the fall, natural areas cleanup, removal of woody invasive plants, and snow removal operations in the winter. The intern is expected and required to follow all proper safety practices. Willingness to work in adverse weather conditions, willingness to work independently, ability to lift 50 lbs, and a valid driver’s license are required. This is a 6-12 month internship.