Internship Program

interns posing while smiling during the summer on a field trip

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.

2022 Summer 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.  In addition, the interns will work as a team to complete a project to benefit the Gardens.

The summer internship program is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 16, 2022 and is finalized on Friday, August 19, 2022. 

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

Summer Internships are in the following areas:

  • Glasshouse Display & Greenhouse Maintenance
  • Event Management
  • Horticulture: Community & Edible Gardening
  • Horticulture: Landscape & Ornamental Gardening
  • Horticulture: Turfgrass & Irrigation
  • Plant Collections & Records
  • Retail Management
  • Youth & Family Education

 

To Apply:

THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE 2022 INTERNSHIP PROGRAM HAS ENDED.

 

Interviews will be conducted in January and February  with final decisions made before March 1, 2022.

For further information please contact:

Sara Merritt
Internship Coordinator & Director of Education
Reiman Gardens
Iowa State University
1407 University Blvd
Ames, IA 50011
Phone: 515-294-1318
Email: smerritt@iastate.edu

Semester-long Internship Opportunities

Reiman Gardens also 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, informal education (early childhood through post-secondary), 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:

Sara Merritt
Internship Coordinator & Director of Education
Reiman Gardens
Iowa State University
1407 University Blvd
Ames, IA 50011
Phone: 515-294-1318
Email: smerritt@iastate.edu