International Internship & Training Program
Our educational mission is truly a global one. Every year, six to 10 aspiring gardeners and established horticultural experts travel from other countries to spend one year at Longwood as either an intern or trainee.
Both of these opportunities are authorized by the U.S. Department of State for a J-1 Visa and allow participants to expand their knowledge in one of four areas:
International Internship Program:
The program is open to students currently enrolled in and pursuing studies at a degree- or certificate-granting post-secondary academic institution outside the United States or a student who has graduated from such an institution no more than 12 months prior to his or her exchange visitor program begin date.
International Training Program:
The program is for individuals with a degree or professional certificate from a postsecondary academic institution outside the United States and at least 1 year of prior related work experience in his or her occupational field in his or her home country or five years of work experience in his or her occupational field and who enters the United States to participate in a structured and guided work-based training program in his or her specific occupational field.
If you have questions, please contact:
Office of Domestic & International Studies