The Gardens Intern will work one-on-one with the Coordinator of Horticulture and the Garden Interpretation team to gain an inside knowledge of how public garden spaces are planned, interpreted, maintained, and presented to the public in a large museum setting. Interns will have the opportunity to work as a part of the Garden Interpretation team, both in-costume and behind the scenes, and to learn about heirloom vegetables and ornamental plants, historic gardening techniques, and how historic research is presented to the public on a large scale. The Gardens Intern will also have the option of working on a directed garden research project under the supervision of the Coordinator of Horticulture.
All interns will first undergo historical training of the museum’s time period, training in the assigned area of interpretation, and training in customer service. All interns will be mentored by OSV interpretation staff at all times. Interns working in interpretation will be costumed by the OSV costume department.
Please check with your school to see if you're eligible for academic credit. Summer interns receive a stipend of $1,500. Candidates for internships are chosen on the basis of a written application and an in-person or phone interview.
Internship available year-round: fall semester, spring semester, and summer. The work day is from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and the museum is open Wednesday - Sunday (administrative departments operate Monday-Friday only); work schedules vary by department.