Hours per week
37.5 hours a week
7931 East Boulevard Drive
Editorial internships with the American Horticultural Society are open to any undergraduate or graduate student of journalism, English, horticulture, or related fields, and to post-graduates with relevant experience who are making a career change or seeking additional training.
While working closely with the staff of the AHS Communications Department, interns will gain experience in all facets of the editorial and production processes for The American Gardener, a bi-monthly national, four-color magazine published in both print and digital editions. Primary duties include researching and writing short articles, proofreading and fact-checking, compiling an event calendar, and coordinating author and photographer submissions. Interns may also participate in related communication projects such as book editing, website updates, social networking, and photography/videography.
As part of a broad-based exposure to gardening and horticultural communication, editorial interns will also participate with other AHS interns in guided field trips to prominent local gardens and related sites, such as the U.S. National Arboretum, U.S. Botanic Garden, Dumbarton Oaks, and Mount Vernon.
We offer two internship sessions annually, each for a six-month period: Winter/Spring (January through June) and Summer/Fall (July through December). Interns are paid $10 per hour and work a 37.5-hour week.
Application deadlines are as follows: Winter/Spring (November 12); Summer/Fall (February 1).
How To Apply
Applications for the editorial internship should include the following:
•two writing samples (published clips preferred)
•three professional or academic references (including names, daytime phone number, email, and person’s title or relationship to you)