International Internship & Training Program

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Rebecca Perkins

Every year, up to ten aspiring gardeners, educators, and horticultural experts travel from other countries to study at Longwood as interns or trainees.

Both the International Internship and the International Training Programs 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.

Applications open March 1 through May 1, 2023.

If you have questions, please contact: 

Office of Domestic & International Studies
Phone: 610.388.5239