Applications for the 2022 season are now closed. Feel free to read below for an idea of what our internships might look like next year. Updated information about the number and type of internships we will be able to offer in 2023 will be available in late 2022.
Allen Centennial Garden will hire interns for summer 2023 in January. Would you like to join us?
Allen Centennial Garden is an artful living laboratory providing authentic learning experiences for the University of Wisconsin and surrounding communities. Allen Centennial Garden is seeking energetic and highly motivated students with strong leadership, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills to join us as interns.
What’s the job?
Interns will work 30 hours a week from May 16 until August 12. Horticulture interns will work those hours primarily between 8am and 3pm Monday through Friday in the Garden with occasional weekend watering responsibilities. Education & Community Programs interns and Photography & Design intern will have slightly more flexible hours with some weekend and evening responsibilities.
In addition, interns are paid to help get ready for the summer season, putting in hours on an occasional basis, and help with some events into the fall semester as their schedule allows.
For a complete job description please click on one or more of the links below:
What’s it like to be an intern at ACG?
Our 2022 Horticulture Apprentice and previous ACG Intern Isaac Zaman weighs in:
Taking the opportunity to be an ACG intern may seem like quite the commitment, but it is a fun, kind, accepting job that will make you feel right at home despite any varying levels of experience (we even hired a computer science major one year!). You get to really connect with your coworkers and engage with the garden community, and you can learn valuable skills that build up your resume with the surrounding spheres of public horticulture. You will keep yourself busy with various things around the garden, from weeding and transplanting, to watering and giving plant talks! Here you will never be short of things to do and it is always fulfilling to see the garden spick and span after you get done with it! The garden is a neutral work environment where you are encouraged to ask questions and have a fun time while you are doing things. If you want to make money, build your professional experience, and have fun times and vibes in the garden, then you are already a perfect candidate for this opportunity – think about it!
How can I apply?
Use our application form linked here.
A cover letter or resume is not required, but you may want to write out your responses to the application questions on a separate document and copy them into the form. Applicants for the Photography & Design Internship will need to provide a link to 3-5 images and/or pieces of work that demonstrate their skills.
Applications will be accepted through Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 11:59pm.
Interviews will begin February 3 with the first round being held on Zoom. Please note that only UW-Madison students are eligible to apply.
What if I still have questions?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org