Magnolia offering two internships at French gardens

  • Sunday, November 17, 2013

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is accepting applications for two horticulture internships at French gardens in the summer of 2014.

The program is open to college students who are American citizens enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year horticulture or landscape architecture program at a U.S. college or university. The students will intern at French gardens from mid-June to late August.

Magnolia sponsors the internship with the New York-based French Heritage Society. The internship program also receives support from the City of North Charleston, the Michaux Garden Committee of the Charleston Horticultural Society and the Charleston chapter of the Alliance Francaise.

Tom Johnson, Magnolia’s executive director, said, “Next year will be Magnolia’s fourth year of providing a cultural exchange through horticulture. We believe a love of nature can be the bridge across languages and distance to make the world a smaller place.”

Jan. 15 is the deadline to apply. Interns will be selected in late February. Applicants must send a cover letter, a 500-word essay stating their reason for applying, three letters of recommendation and a resume to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Road, Charleston, S.C. 29414, to the attention of Herb Frazier. Some proficiency in French is a plus. Selection also will be based on interviews with members of the Magnolia staff and Alliance Francaise.

Former participants and their internship year are: Katherine Reeves, Trident Technical College, summer 2011; Caroline Broder, University of Georgia, summer 2012; and Dana Reynolds, North Carolina State University, summer 2013.

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