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    The Membership and Programs Intern will assist membership staff with the day-to-day operations and ongoing development of the Society's membership programs. The Intern will assist with tasks such as providing customer service for members, and assisting with our national programs, which include the Reciprocal Admissions Program (RAP), Great American Gardeners Awards, Seed Exchange, and the National Children and Youth Garden Symposium.

    Program tasks can include: research and solicitation for program sponsors, marketing programs to key audiences, assisting with the RAP garden renewal process, and occasional mailing projects.

    The Intern will also assist with membership and outreach efforts at the Society's national headquarters, including inviting visitors to join the American Horticultural Society, promoting programs, responding to inquiries, and managing supplies.

    As part of a broad-based exposure to gardening and horticulture, the Intern can also participate with other AHS interns in guided field trips to prominent local gardens such as the U.S. National Arboretum, Dumbarton Oaks, and Mount Vernon.”

    This internship is open to individuals interested in nonprofit work. Candidates with education, work experience, or training related to marketing, non-profit studies, or youth gardening/horticulture will be given preference.

    Candidates need to be detail-oriented, organized, and self-motivated, with strong writing and customer service skills, and a warm professional demeanor. The position involves working independently, as well as collaborating with other staff members and coordinating volunteers. HTML, CSS, web design or database experience are a plus.

    The duration of an AHS internship is three to six months.


    Applications for the Member Programs internship should include the following:
    • resume
    • three references (including names, daytime phone numbers, and person’s title or relationship to you)

    Compensation is $10.00/hr. for a 37.5 hour week.

    Housing is the responsibility of the Intern. Assistance in finding accommodations is provided with a listing of potential rentals, affordable apartment office contacts and a map of the area.

    Start Date: On or around September 8, 2015

    Applications accepted until position is filled.

    Send resume and three references to: internships@ahs.org or fax: 703-768-8700.