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Building a Better Intern Program:

Building a Better Intern Program Brian W. Trader

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Longwood Gardens is the living legacy of Pierre S. du Pont, inspiring people through excellence in garden design, horticulture, education and the arts. Longwood Gardens is one of the great gardens of the world. We strive for innovation in horticulture and display. We present the arts in an unparalled setting to bring pleasure and inspire the imagination of our guests. We contribute to society through excellent and diverse education programs, horticultural research, environmental stewardship, and cultural and community engagement. Our Mission Our Vision

College and University Internships Est. 1958:

College and University Internships Est. 1958

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Horticulture and Landscape Design Public Horticulture and Allied Disciplines Arboriculture Display Design Greenhouse Production Turf Management Horticultural Research Conservatory Mgt. Nursery Management Outdoor Display Plant Records Education Integrated Pest Management Library & Information Systems Marketing & Public Relations Performing Arts Visitor Interpretive Programs

Average work week:

Average work week 8 hours/day 30 minute lunch 40 hour work week Some weekend/night responsibilities: Watering Snow removal Deer fence

Experiential Learning:

Experiential Learning Thursday sessions Off-site field trips Invited lecturers Staff-supported activities Cultural exposure

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Professional Development Continuing education Regional and national conference travel Symposia Workshops


Outreach Regional intern project PHS – Philadelphia Flower Show DCH – Rare Plant Auction Greenwood E lementary

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Benefits Hourly wage = $9 Insurance Onsite housing Furnished Utilities included Garden Plot Vacation days Access to vehicles

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Performance Evaluation Conducted monthly Tied to Longwood core values Conducted by directing supervisor Signatures Supervisor Intern DIS coordinator Education Department Head

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International Programs

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International Internship Students still in school <1 year after graduation 4 areas of specialization Triad internship New in 2010 International Trainee Individuals with a degree No degree and 5 years experience 4 areas of specialization Since 1957 Areas of Specialization: Ornamental Horticulture, Education, Library Science and Marketing & Public Relations

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