All students in the Environmental Horticulture major and most in the Horticulture major are required to complete a qualified internship and enroll in HORT 487 – Internship for academic credit as a part of their curriculum.
An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.
In addition to the 24/7 access you have to jobs & internships listed on Handshake on the Colorado State University Career Center site, here are some resources you may find helpful in your search for the perfect internship.
Two outstanding resources for jobs & internships nationwide are:
Seed Your Future – A national initiative to promote horticulture as a vital, viable and exciting career path
The companies listed below have reached out to our department looking for CSU Interns within the last six months.
Altman Plants Colorado (Peyton, Colorado) Aaron Bivens email@example.com
Agronomy Foundation Seed firstname.lastname@example.org
Bavarian Garden (Windsor, Colorado) Start-up CSA Farm – email@example.com
Callaway Gardens (Pine Mountain, Georgia)
CDI Landscape Maintenance Internship (Sedalia, Colorado) firstname.lastname@example.org
CSU Facilities – Outdoor Services email@example.com
Denver Broncos – firstname.lastname@example.org
Detailed Landscape (Fort Collins) email@example.com
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (St. Louis, Missouri)
Enterprise Vineyards –Cassandra Rieser 707-996-6513
Garden Thyme (Fort Collins) Tonya Dunn firstname.lastname@example.org
Growing Project (Fort Collins) Several opportunities for food crops, hort therapy, urban horticulture
Lifesccape Colorado (Denver, Colorado) AnnaC@lifescapeColorado.com
Moore Farms Botanical Garden (Salt Lake City, Utah) – Plant Records Internship – email@example.com
Sol Mountain Farm (South Fork, Colorado) Organic Permaculture Farm Internship – firstname.lastname@example.org