Horticulture Summer Interns

Washington National Cathedral

3101 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20016

3 Horticulture Internships Available

Summer, Full-time
Apply by March 29, 2024
Compensation: $17.00/hour

Housing not provided

Contact: Addie Schopf
Email: aschopf@cathedral.org
Phone: 202-537-5773

The Washington National Cathedral, along with St. Albans School, National Cathedral School, and Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School, is located on a campus of 57 acres of landscaped grounds in the heart of the nation’s Capital. This internship program provides instruction and hands-on gardening experience. Under the direction of the horticulture staff, interns will participate in the installation, maintenance, conservation, and preservation of the Bishop’s Garden and the Cathedral grounds. Areas of emphasis include ornamental herb garden, herbaceous perennial borders, a hybrid-tea rose garden, a 5-acre native woodland, and a classroom vegetable garden. Proper horticulture techniques will be emphasized, including weeding, staking, pruning, watering, plant identification, and using IPM methods of insect and disease control.

Interns will work Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 2:30 pm. To enhance the educational experience, interns will visit public gardens in the surrounding Metro DC area.

Preference will be given to applicants who are pursuing a degree in horticulture, landscape maintenance, or a related field. Applicants must be able to work outside in inclement weather such as rain and extreme heat, must be able to perform physical work including bending, stooping, reaching, and standing for extended periods of time, must be able to lift, carry, and push at least 30 lbs.  Housing is not provided and there is no housing allowance. The internship is 12 weeks, with flexible start and end dates. May through August preferred.

The PECF requires that all employees who are regularly working at the PECF, absent an exemption for a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief, to either (a) have received an original course of a COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., the original Pfizer/Moderna/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines) and at least one COVID-19 booster vaccine; or (b) be up-to-date with the COVID-19 vaccine as defined by the CDC by having received an updated COVID-19 vaccine.  Employees are strongly encouraged to obtain all additional COVID booster shots for which they are eligible under the then current CDC eligibility guidelines for COVID-19 boosters.

Interested applicants should visit pecf.org. Click on Employment, Opportunities – scroll down to “Click here for PECF Opportunities” to apply. Please submit a resume and cover letter no later than March 29, 2024.

To apply for this job email your details to mmcginnis@cathedral.org