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Summer Horticulture, Visitor Services and Education internships offered 


Lauritzen Gardens is a young and growing public garden located on a 100-acre site overlooking the Missouri River Valley. Internships at Lauritzen Gardens offer exciting opportunities for students to be closely involved with the challenges and rewards of working in a growing organization with a fast-paced atmosphere. Students may receive academic credit through their institutions. Housing may be available at a discounted rate for a limited number of interns. 


Six positions available

Apply by April 1, 2017         

Horticulture internships are available to current college students and individuals who have graduated within the last year. A sophomore level or higher standing is recommended. 
Horticulture interns will work directly with the garden's horticulture staff to gain practical work experience in all aspects of horticultural maintenance. Interns will spend time working in several different outdoor gardens, the indoor floral display, greenhouse production, plant records and turf management. 

Duration: 3 to 4 months, starting in May
Telephone: (402) 346-4002, ext. 206 

Contact: Victoria Schoell-Schafer, director of horticulture,


Two positions available
Apply by April 1, 2017         

The education intern will assist with educational programming at the garden including school tours, youth enrichment programs, day camps, adult tours, festivals, special events and garden interpretation. Interns must possess enthusiasm, flexibility, love of the outdoors and the capacity to work with a wide range of people. 

Duration: 3 to 4 months, late-May through early August        

Telephone: (402) 346-4002, ext. 212       
Contact: Brian Kutsch, director of education,

One position available

Apply by April 1, 2017

This is a seasonal, PAID internship. Most work will occur weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. with some weeknight and weekend hours involved. This position provides an opportunity to see how non-profit events work through engaged involvement with professional staff members on the visitor services and occasionally, the marketing team. The intern will work in the areas of event planning and wrap-up, public relations, marketing, social media, research, sales and/or tourism. 

Duration: 3 to 4 months, starting in May
Telephone: (402) 346-4002, ext. 204 
Contact: Jennifer Evans, senior director of guest experiences,

TO APPLY: Please send a list of three references, one letter of recommendation, a resume and a letter of introduction describing career goals, horticulture and education interests, and reasons for seeking an internship position to the appropriate director at:

Lauritzen Gardens
100 Bancroft Street 
Omaha, NE 68108 




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