The areas in which interns work include horticulture, arboriculture, nursery production, and children’s garden education. Intern positions in the Office of Physical Plant and Childhood’s Gate Children’s Garden are posted in December and January and interviews conducted in February and March.
Any open position is posted on our Intern with Us page and on Penn State’s Careers site in February and March at https://hr.psu.edu/careers. Instructions for using the Penn State site are available here.
Our summer 2021 interns are shown on the left. Paige Fenstermacher and Grace Stewart are serving their internships in Childhood’s Gate Children’s Garden; Jennifer Davidson, Breanna Kisner, Zack Kline, and Lucas Rizzo are serving in horticulture internships.
Grace is a landscape architecture major who enjoys fly-fishing and kayaking. Paige is a junior majoring in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Management who grew up on a flower farm. Jennifer, a cyclist with a double major in Landscape/Horticulture at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, has conquered numerous challenging trails from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. Breanna, who is majoring in Plant Sciences, loves to paint and to be outdoors. Zack, who is also majoring in Plant Sciences, is an enthusiastic hiker and enjoys adding to his growing collection of houseplants. Landscape architecture student Lucas Rizzo has been interested in plants since childhood when he planted his first tree by growing a maple from a fallen seed.