Applications are no longer being accepted for 2024. If you applied, look for a message from us soon.
Allen Centennial Garden is hiring interns for the 2024 summer season. 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?
Horticulture and Education & Community Programs interns will work 30 hours per week from May 13 until August 9. Our Urban Food Systems intern will work 40 hours per week and may continue into the fall depending on availability (see job description for further information). Horticulture interns will work those hours primarily between 8am and 3pm Monday through Friday in the Garden with occasional weekend watering responsibilities. Our Education & Community Programs intern will have slightly more flexible hours with regular 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.
Job descriptions are linked below:
Education and Community Programs Intern
Urban Food Systems Intern
What’s it like to be an intern at ACG?
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?
Applications for summer 2024 are now open and can be submitted using our Google form here.
A cover letter or resume is not required.
Applications are being accepted through Sunday, January 21, 2024 at 11:59pm.
Interviews will begin January 29th with the first round being held on Zoom. Interns must be UW Madison students.
What if I still have questions?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org