Interns assist with the day-to-day work of plant care and planning educational workshops at the park’s themed gardens. 

  • Internship duration – 200 hours to be completed between March 1 and June 30, 2022. 
  • Hourly rate – $15/hour for a total of $3000. 
  • Deadline – applications must be received no later than Friday, January 14, 2022. 


Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum is seeking someone who is passionate about sustainable, agro-ecology based landscaping. Our facility is a unique blend of cultural and natural resources on 560 scenic acres along the tidal Patuxent River. Our ideal candidate will possess three important characteristics:  

  1. Flexibility – to conduct plant stewardship ranging from historic garden care to trail safety. 
  1. People skills – to work cooperatively with our staff and to facilitate interpretive programming. 
  1. Hard-working – to conduct physical labor outdoors, and occasional weekend work. 

Experience with landscaping, yard care, gardening, and familiarity with hand tools are all desirable traits, but are not required. 

Scope of Work:  

Garden sites include the King’s Reach shoreline garden, Visitor Center pollinator garden, Indian Village foodways garden, and Patterson Center formal gardens. Interns also assist the horticulturalist and groundskeeping staff with stewardship projects across the park.  

  • Plant care – weeding, watering, clean-up, transplanting, sowing, harvesting.   
  • Workshop planning – conducting subject research, prepping interpretive materials, assisting with public events.  
  • Stewardship projects – meadow management, invasive plant removal, and trail clean up.