If you have a passion for plants and are interested in gaining practical experience on growing or selling plants, then this is the internship for you. This program will allow you to work with thousands of plant varieties and will expose you to Monrovia’s methods for what it takes to grow a “Distinctively Better®” plant.
Self-motivated individuals majoring in Ornamental Horticulture or related fields are invited to learn from our experienced Craftsmen in this hands-on program. The work will include all aspects of nursery operations including propagation, canning, pruning, assembling of orders, shipping, research, and sales. Time is also scheduled for classroom and field trip instruction.
The summer program runs for 9-weeks beginning in June and ending in August. It is offered at all four of Monrovia’s nurseries: Visalia, California (~50 miles south of Fresno); Dayton, Oregon (~50 miles southwest of Portland); Cairo, Georgia (~50 miles north of Tallahassee, Florida); and Granby, Connecticut (~20 miles northwest of Hartford). The scheduled work week is Monday through Friday and while hours vary by nursery, they are typically around 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM.
“I learned more about plants during this 9-week internship program than I learned in 4 years of college.”
– Former Monrovia Intern
Interns are paid a standard rate per hour to cover living expenses. Internship housing and transportation is the responsibility of each intern. We offer assistance in finding or sharing housing with other interns. Monrovia is a drug and alcohol-free workplace so all program participants are required to complete and pass a drug and alcohol screening test.
The number of internships granted for the Internship Program is limited, so apply early. To apply send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Attach a cover letter to your application indicating: 1) Which nursery you prefer; 2) Any horticultural industry affiliation you may have, e.g., FFA, horticultural clubs, etc.; and 3) Let us know if you are looking for a career in production or sales.
Internships are also available for students specifically interested in working with our Marketing and IT teams at our headquarters office in Azusa, California. Please make sure to indicate this preference on your cover letter.
Any questions on the program may be directed to Claudia Santana at (626) 513-0230 or email@example.com.
Monrovia is an Equal Employment – Affirmative Action Employer of Minorities, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans
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