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 2018 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.

2018 Internship Areas Include:
Garden & Landscape Maintenance
Glasshouse Display & Greenhouse Production
Plant Collections & Records
Turfgrass & Irrigation Maintenance
Entomology
Education
Retail Management

The summer internship program is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 7, 2018 and is finalized on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

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

APPLICATION MATERIALS ARE DUE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2018. APPLICATIONS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ON NOVEMBER 13, 2017. Only online applications will be considered.

Interviews will be conducted in February and March with final decisions made by March 23, 2018.

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