Do you want to work for an organization that is committed to community, innovation, and excellence? If so, see what opportunities are available at Filoli Historic House and Garden.
The Accounting Intern position has the opportunity to learn and gain first-hand experience in the Accounting and Finance Department in a growing non-profit organization. The position is exposed to a variety of entry-level accounting and finance functions and is assigned with independent projects. The position reports to the Director of Finance and Accounting.
A strong candidate for this internship should possess a basic understanding of GAAP and business operations, who is ready for an immersive, real-world experience, and is collaborative, trustworthy, and eager to learn.
This is a part-time, non-exempt, paid internship position up to one year. Typically, the work schedule is 5 hours per day Monday through Thursday or up to 20 hours a week. Flexibility, seasonal overtime, and off-hours commitment may be required.
The program is designed for students studying horticulture, public garden management, landscape maintenance and landscape architecture. Both current students and recent graduates are eligible for the program. Rotate throughout the 16–acre formal garden working two weeks in each area, including the greenhouse area, under the direct supervision of a lead horticulturist. Interns are taught techniques of planting, watering, hedging, fertilizing, mowing, pruning, etc. They are also taught to operate power equipment, use hand tools, and are required to learn garden and greenhouse plants, weeds and native plants. They are tested on these subjects at the end of the program. Interns (10 weeks) and apprentices (6 months) are $13.50 per hour and may earn college credit.
Winter10- week: 1/8 – 3/166- month: 1/8 – 7/13Spring10- week: 3/26 – 6/86- month: 3/26 – 9/28Summer10- week: 6/18 – 8/246- month: 6/18 – 12/21Fall10- week: 9/10 – 11/166- month: 9/10 – 3/15/2019
Apprentice applicants must demonstrate a deeper commitment to horticultural maintenance training by having prior internship(s) experience at another public garden, or significant hands-on horticultural work experience.
HOW TO APPLY
Complete a program Application and submit with items listed below.
Cover letter, transcripts and three letters of recommendation. Please state the preferred program schedule.
The procedures are the same as for the intern application. Please state the preferred program schedule. Apprentices must have completed at least one internship at another public garden or have significant hands-on horticultural work experience. Apprentices are required to do an independent project, after completing a ten-week training program (equivalent to the internship program), in addition to rotating throughout the garden areas a second time.
Deadline for Application
We receive and process applications for the garden internship and apprenticeship programs year-round. Since we have a limited number of spaces for each program, we recommend that students apply at least one month before the start date of the internship/apprenticeship. Our summer program is the most competitive and applications should be submitted by May 1 at the latest. Early applications will receive earlier consideration. Later applications are permitted, but the program sometimes fills before the deadline.
International Applicants for Garden Internships and Apprenticeships
International applicants must submit an application, while simultaneously applying through an international exchange program like Cultural Homestay International (www.chinet.org). Applications must be received six months prior to the program of interest.
Internship and Apprentice Program Brochure
Sample Training Plan
Winter Intern Learning Opportunities
Spring Intern Learning Opportunities
Summer Intern Learning Opportunities
Filoli is looking for a talented candidate to join our team of committed professionals dedicated to achieving high horticultural standards, along with a dedication to historic preservation. The Horticulturist works under the direct supervision of the Area Lead Horticulturist. This position is responsible for providing care and protection of Filoli’s gardens and grounds including: historic plant collection, hardscaping, structures, decorative objects, tools and equipment, etc. Participation in the training of interns and volunteers and work supporting Filoli events are also elements of the Horticulturist position.
Filoli is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in the workplace.
How to Apply. Interested candidates are invited to submit their resumes along with a cover letter outlining their related experience and background to: email@example.com. The email subject line must say Position Title. Please, no phone calls.