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.

2023 Internship Opportunities

In 2023 there are opportunities for part-time spring interns, full-time summer interns, and part-time fall interns.

Reiman Gardens’ 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 summer 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 15, 2023 and is finalized on Friday, August 18, 2023.
Any current undergraduate student with an interest in public gardens or non-profit organizations is encouraged to apply.

Spring Internships are in the following areas:

  • Glasshouse Display & Greenhouse Maintenance
  • Science Communication (9-month position)

Summer Internships are in the following areas:

  • Event Management
  • Horticulture: Community & Edible Gardening
  • Horticulture: Landscape & Ornamental Gardening
  • Horticulture: Turfgrass & Irrigation
  • Plant Collections & Records
  • Youth & Family Education
  • Entomology

Fall Internships are in the following areas:

  • Event Management
  • Volunteer Management

 

To Apply:

Summer and fall internship opportunities are not yet open.  We are currently accepting applications for SPRING INTERNS here:

https://www.reimangardens.com/career_categories/internship/

 

Applications are due October 31.
Interviews for spring will be conducted November 7-11 with final decisions made before Thanksgiving break, 2023.

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

Other 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