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The Program’s aim is to create the next generation of senior public horticulture professionals.  The ideal candidate is someone who has a bachelor's degree and wants to serve—or is currently serving—in a leadership capacity within the public horticulture industry. Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate a high potential for professional growth, be readily endorsed by other professionals in their field, be proficient at reading and writing in English, and embody the following characteristics:

  • Is committed to professional excellence
  • Demonstrates leadership competencies
  • Has deep intellectual curiosity
  • Is a collaborator, an enabler
  • Possesses strong communication skills
  • Demonstrates adaptive interpersonal skills
  • Is intrinsically motivated
  • Works for the greater good
  • Represents diverse perspectives and backgrounds
  • Is visionary and innovative
  • Continuously develops oneself and others
  • Demonstrates commitment to public horticulture
  • Has 5+ years of work experience in public horticulture or closely related field

Although not required, applicants may possess or be working toward a master's or doctoral degree. Those individuals who meet the criteria listed above and find themselves transitioning between careers are also encouraged to apply.

What’s It Like to Be a Longwood Fellow?

Hear from Director Tamara Fleming and current Fellow Becky Paxton to gain a better understanding of the program, expectations, and the application process.