Mt. Cuba Center Environmental Education Internship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/21
  • Company: Mt. Cuba Center
  • Location: Hockessin, Delaware

Role Description

The Environmental Education Intern gains an understanding of project planning and how environmental organizations support and work with educators to supplement K-12 students’ educational curriculum. The intern project is to conduct an environmental education needs assessment for Mt. Cuba Center, as the organization seeks to understand how it may best meet the needs of regional educators and students. This includes becoming familiar with Next Generation Science Standards; communicating with K-12 educators, school/district administrators, and environmental educators; and working with Mt. Cuba staff to identify opportunities and make recommendations. In addition to the needs assessment, the intern participates in the planning and execution of Mt. Cuba’s education classes, special events, public and outreach programs. The Intern will also explore programming opportunities for organized groups including Boy and Girl Scouts, 4-H, and the Future Farmers of America. Qualifications include effective written and verbal communication skills, an interest in informal environmental education, organizational skills, and attention to detail.

Mt. Cuba Center One Year Internships

Mt. Cuba Center’s one year internships prepare individuals as future leaders in public gardens.  Each internship is supervised by a professional with relevant and related background experience and includes a research project that emphasizes the investigative nature of learning while supporting the intern’s career goals. Students will develop a suite of practical and professional skills, learn sustainable gardening practices, and participate in field trips, workshops, conferences, and native plant identification classes.  Intern projects will culminate in an in-house presentation of the results.  Internships run from June 1, 2021 to May 18, 2022 (no exceptions applied to the start or end date).


The one year internship is designed for individuals with a degree in horticulture, ecology, environmental studies, forestry, associated plant fields, or museum studies who want to become professionals in public gardens.  Through this internship, individuals with limited experience in the horticultural industry will also gain basic employment skills.


The internship pay is $11/hour for a 40-hour work week, medical benefits included.  Interns will be responsible for providing their own housing.

Application Process

Please apply for a specific one year internship position below.  Application deadline is March 1, 2021.  Apply early because interviews will begin in January 2021, as applications are received, and will continue until positions are filled, possibly before the March 1 deadline. An online or onsite interview is required.  When applying online please;

  • Upload your resume
  • Upload contact information for 3 references
  • Upload a letter documenting your experience and career goals

Your application can not be considered without these documents. For more information, contact the Internship Coordinator, at 302.239.8886 or