The internship program in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture is designed to give students an opportunity to gain practical experience from businesses or agencies in the various areas of the Horticulture industry. The goal is to find a good match between the student and the cooperator so that the practical experience gained complements the academic course of study of the student. Industry cooperators benefit by getting a motivated temporary employee and an opportunity to preview the intern for a possible permanent position. Students benefit by becoming valuable future employees as well as having the opportunity to evaluate their career objectives. The intern experience can also bring more relevance and meaning to the students’ course work.
All students in our Environmental Horticulture major and most in our Horticulture major are required to complete HORT 487 – Internship as a part of their curriculum.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Agronomy Foundation Seed email@example.com
Bavarian Garden (Windsor, Colorado) Start-up CSA Farm – firstname.lastname@example.org
Callaway Gardens (Pine Mountain, Georgia)
CDI Landscape Maintenance Internship (Sedalia, Colorado) email@example.com
CSU Facilities – Outdoor Services firstname.lastname@example.org
Denver Broncos – email@example.com
Detailed Landscape (Fort Collins) firstname.lastname@example.org
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (St. Louis, Missouri)
Enterprise Vineyards –Cassandra Rieser 707-996-6513
Garden Thyme (Fort Collins) Tonya Dunn email@example.com
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sol Mountain Farm (South Fork, Colorado) Organic Permaculture Farm Internship – email@example.com