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The garden internship is a ten-to-twelve week experience working with the Historic Trades department at Colonial Williamsburg at the Colonial Garden. The successful candidate will assist the full-time staff in the garden with the interpretation and demonstration of period appropriate plants, tools and cultural technique.
This is an interactive site where children perform many of the tasks in the garden and it will be the intern’s responsibility to engage and interact with parents and their children. The intern will have the opportunity to learn about the trade of a professional 18th century gardener, develop trade skills, gain experience with public contact and service, and acquire insights about museum and living history careers. Internships require commitment to a 40-hour work week including weekends and holidays. Costumes will be provided and must be worn and maintained according to Colonial Williamsburg guidelines. Locating housing is the responsibility of the intern.
While internships are not offered for educational credit, we will work with individuals if their school has credited programs for which a Historic Trades internship might qualify.
* Submit a written statement detailing the experience they hope to gain as a Colonial Williamsburg intern and what they hope to contribute to Gardener Trade interpretation.
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