Bloedel Reserve Internship Program offers students an outstanding opportunity that includes focused work experience, practical skill and leadership development and education in the field of horticulture, and formal instruction on the most important attributes desired by employers. The Internship Program capitalizes on the diversity and uniqueness of its setting: the 150-acre public garden becomes a living laboratory. The Reserve is a unique blend of natural woodlands and beautifully landscaped gardens, including a Japanese Garden, a Moss Garden and Reflection Pool, and the Bloedel’s former estate. Though focusing on environmental horticulture and sustainability, this Program will also help prepare students for the fundamental skills and attitudes needed in any career.
The College Intern(s) will work with Staff on a specific final
project, for example, designing and planting a seating area near the
Swan Pond or creating a plant inventory and map of the Japanese Garden.