John Nally Internship

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Start Date: April 3, 2023  Compensation: 18.00/hr

Every year, we seek garden enthusiasts looking to better understand the principles of horticulture. They work alongside Wave Hill gardeners from early spring to late fall in this eight-month paid internship.

The John Nally Intern Program at Wave Hill was established in honor of John Nally, a gardener at Wave Hill whose participation here was integral to establishing the present appearance of the grounds. Because his intense passion for gardening was contagious, the internship was considered the finest means of carrying on his mission.

The program is best described as a hands-on apprenticeship designed to further an understanding of the principles of horticulture. In most cases, the interns are seeking a career in the profession and are hoping to round out their education with daily work experience.


Duties include mulching the garden beds, as well as large tracts of our woodlands; digging and planting shrubs, trees, annuals and perennials; and, of course, weeding beds and watering our many containers in the nursery areas and in areas on public display. The internship is not for those seeking an intellectual exercise alone, nor for those seeking an administrative position in the field. This is a rigorous, hands-on experience with physically demanding work in all kinds of weather.


Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, and a clean, valid driver’s license.

Contact Information

Wave Hill Public Garden
Contact Name: Steven Conaway
Website: Apply Online