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. Internships also 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 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)
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