Fully funded year in the USA for British student horticulturists

Exciting opportunity for a practical internship in ornamental horticulture at the world-renowned Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania.

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Founded in 1948, the Interchange Fellowship is an international exchange programme sponsored jointly by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in collaboration with the Garden Club of America and Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania.

The 12-month internship will be a planned, stimulating and exciting hands-on practical training programme in ornamental horticulture where Fellows will experience different horticulture areas at Longwood such as the Conservatory, Greenhouse Production, Outdoor Landscapes, Plant Records and Land Stewardship. Fellows will also participate in weekly learning opportunities including trips to regional gardens, museums, nurseries and horticultural enterprises; they will uncover American horticultural techniques and regional plant species as well as making valuable horticultural contacts.

British student horticulturists in possession of a recognised horticultural qualification can apply. This includes those in possession of horticultural qualifications at Level 2 and above as well as university graduates and final year-students studying a horticulture-related degree.

Applications close on 19 January 2024 and the successful candidate would start their programme in August/September 2024.

Full details on the scheme can be found on the RHS website. Alternatively contact Rowena Wilson at bursaries@rhs.org.uk for more information.