Internships

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Carlton Plants Student Internship

Nurture and grow your future in horticulture by becoming a Carlton Plants intern. Carlton Plants, a wholesale grower of bareroot shade, ornamental and flowering trees, shrubs and rootstocks, offers a 12-week paid internship program. Available spring, summer and fall, the program is designed to provide professional education and hands on experience to college students. The internship program is most applicable to majors in Horticulture, Botany, Plant Pathology, Crop and Soil Sciences and Agricultural Education.

This is real world, on the job training that includes exposure to all phases of bareroot production, from tiny TC plantlets to air-pruning flats in the greenhouses to lush vigorous trees and shrubs in the growing blocks. Interns see firsthand innovations in irrigation technology, mechanization, cultural and conservation practices, all of which are vital components of the growing system. 

For summer interns, August is a special time at Carlton Plants as the company hosts a customer appreciation open house and tours, topped off with an evening salmon bake. The open house is held in conjunction with the Farwest Nursery Show.

Northwest Oregon is a wonderful place to spend a few months and provides a unique environment to apply the knowledge gleaned from the classroom. Weekends may be used to enjoy the fabulous recreational opportunities throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Carlton Plants has been growing in Oregon's beautiful Willamette Valley for over 125 years and is widely known in the green industry for the quality and consistency of its nursery products. There are around 200 fulltime employees who perform a variety of functions in production, propagation, shipping, sales, marketing and administration. The nursery consists of over 1800 acres and 8 acres of propagation facilities. Our dedicated horticultural professionals are excited to share their many years of experience and knowledge with domestic and international students.