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About Longwood Gardens

With 11,000 different plants in 40 outdoor and indoor gardens on 1,050 acres of land, Longwood Gardens is one of the premiere horticultural centers in the world. It attracts roughly 900,000 visitors annually. Though many generations worked to make the garden what it is today (beginning with Quakers who bought the land from William Penn and began planting trees on it), philanthropist Pierre S. DuPont brought it to full bloom.

Internships are available in arboriculture, curating, display design, education, greenhouse production, groundskeeping, horticulture research, indoor display, integrated pest management, library and archives, marketing and public relations, nursery management, outdoor display and visitor programs. Positions vary depending on the garden’s needs and staffing demands. A rotational summer internship in public horticulture is also available, in which interns rotate through five or six horticulture work areas.


Open to college students, grad students and recent college grads. Separate internship programs are also available for international applicants and high school students.

Longwood Gardens

The Undergraduate Office
Longwood Gardens
Longwood Gardens
P.O. Box 501
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Phone: 610-388-5401


Number of Interns: 21 to 50
Compensation/Benefits: Paid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: High School Students, College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


Philadelphia, PA