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Our people have made our nursery an industry success story.

Be a part of Proven Winners® the #1 plant brand and Spring Meadow Nursery, Inc., a world-wide leader in horticulture and new plants.

Join the Team

Horticulture Intern Program

Each year, Spring Meadow offers student internships in three production departments: propagation, growing, and stock. Interns will rotate between these three areas in order to gain a well-rounded perspective of the full production cycle. Our internship program is designed to give students the opportunity to combine what they've learned in their coursework with practical experience in one of North America's largest woody plant propagation nurseries. Our goal is that a Spring Meadow internship would lead to future employment for the student.

Our paid internships typically run from May-August/September. Onsite housing is available for a fee,  or we can assist in finding suitable living arrangements if needed.

Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter and CV to intern coordinator and stock manager Matt Carlton. If you have any questions, please contact Matt at 616-846-4729, ext. 1401.

Get a closer look at the experience in our intern video.

We encourage non-US residents to apply for an internship at Spring Meadow. Foreign Interns are required to obtain a student or work visa before we agree to an internship. Interested candidates should contact either of the organizations below to obtain a visa, in addition to submitting their CV to Spring Meadow.

The Communicating for Agriculture Exchange Program
112 East Lincoln Avenue
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Phone (218) 739-3241
Fax (218) 739-3832

Ohio International Agricultural and Horticultural Intern Program
113 Agricultural Administration Building
The Ohio State University
2120 Fyffe Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1067
Phone: (614) 292-7720
Fax: (614) 292-2757
email OSU



Maintain all aspects of new plants and systems for future introduction. Demonstrate the ability to optimize the evaluation, growth of plants and speed to introduction to fully leverage capabilities and grow our market leading position within the global marketplace.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
Education/Experience: 2 or 4 years Horticulture or related degree and 3-5 years of growing/propagation responsibilities including some supervision or equivalent work experience in a supervising position involving the growing / propagation of plants. This is a hands-on position that requires activities throughout the nursery. Must be able to assist crews in their daily work assignments, as needed. Computer skills are required for stock related tasks in SBI nursery database as well as proficiency in Excel and Word. Bilingual English-Spanish skills are highly desirable.

1. Growing
  - Maintain new plants for evaluation purposes
  - Manage four acres of containerized production
  - Manage 20 acres of field production
  - Propagate new plant varieties
  - Maintain/grow cutting wood for optimum cutting
    production and future introductions.
  - Maintain daily record keeping activities and
    detailed inventory counts.
  - Maintain and repair equipment and facilities related
    to position.

2. Evaluation
  - Work with President, New Product Development
    Manager, General Manager, Plant Breeder, Stock and
    R&D Manager, and Finished Grower Support Manager on
    evaluation of all genetics.
  - Document all aspects of evaluation in writing and
    images: flower color and size, habit, growth, and
    other characteristics.
  - Receive plants from worldwide breeder network.
  - Tag new varieties from seed production and get into
    growing/evaluation stream.
  - Source similar genetics for evaluation.
  - Trial different finished growing protocols (PGRs,
    lights, forcing, etc.).

3. Marketing
  - Provide proprietary plant material of all varieties
    for various meetings, tours, tradeshows, and both on
    and off site events.

4. Staff Development
  - Determine long term personnel needs for growing
    department and provide on-going training to current
  - Participate on safety committee.

5. Additional Responsibilites
  - Performs other related duties as required.
  - Follow Spring Meadow safety policy.
  - Two to three on-call weekends per year.
  - Must maintain a level of performance equivalent to
    company standards, that being a "Meets Expectations"
    in all areas of performance evaluation (self and
    management reviews).

* The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. *

Interested applicants should apply via LinkedIn.

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