Internship Program

Interns

MISSION

The mission of Reiman Gardens’ internship program is to promote the professional and intellectual development of students through a multi-disciplinary educational approach and hands-on work experience.

SUMMER 2017 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Reiman Gardens’ summer interns are partnered with a full-time professional staff member to explore day to day duties and experiences in an innovative public garden setting. Each intern is required to work in their specialized area four and a half days a week with one half day a week reserved for educational workshops, demonstrations, and field trips for a total of 40 hours per week, including some weekend and evening hours.  All interns are required to complete various internship components through the guidance of their supervisor and develop a talk on their internship experience.  Presentations will be given in a public session at a “Brown Bag Lecture.”  In addition, the interns will work as a team to complete a project to benefit the Gardens.

2017 Internship Areas Include:
Garden & Landscape Maintenance
Glasshouse Display & Greenhouse Production
Plant Collections & Records
Turfgrass & Irrigation Maintenance
Entomology
Education
Events
Retail Management

Any current undergraduate student with an interest in public gardens or non-profit organizations is encouraged to apply.

INTERNSHIP APPLICATION ACCEPTANCE HAS CLOSED FOR 2017.

If you are having problems submitting an application, please email Aaron Steil at ajsteil@iastate.edu.

For further information please contact:
Aaron Steil
Assistant Director & Internship Coordinator
Reiman Gardens – Iowa State University
1407 University Blvd – Ames, IA 50011
Phone: 515-294-8953
Email: ajsteil@iastate.edu

SEMESTER LONG INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Reiman Gardens has flexible internship opportunities for any Iowa State University student interested in creating their own unpaid, semester or year-long internship experience.

Possibilities exist related to all facets of horticulture, entomology, landscape architecture, biology, education (early childhood through post-secondary), non-formal education, interpretation, event management, non-profit management, volunteer management, marketing, communications, fundraising and more.

If you are interested in an immersive and hands-on internship opportunity during the semester, Reiman Gardens may be able to create an experience perfect for you.

For further information please contact:
Aaron Steil
Assistant Director & Internship Coordinator
Reiman Gardens – Iowa State University
1407 University Blvd – Ames, IA 50011
Phone: 515-294-8953
Email: ajsteil@iastate.edu