Mt. Cuba Center Natural Lands Internship

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

Role Description

The Natural Lands Intern expands their knowledge of and experience with land stewardship while gaining the skills required for a position in the natural resources field. The internship focuses primarily on updating and analyzing existing land management and research data using software tools such as ArcGIS. The intern will also use new and innovative techniques in data collection and analysis. Additionally, the intern will summarize the results and write reports for posting on the Conservation and Natural Lands webpage. The intern may also assist other departments in data collection, analysis, and GIS mapping projects. The intern will learn how to establish goals, objectives, and maintenance schedules for ecologically based land management projects. Qualifications include experience with ArcGIS, Microsoft Office suite, data entry and analysis, 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