Internship Program

Do you want to learn more about the landscape industry and gain hands-on experience? The Southern Botanical internship program is unmatched in the industry, providing exposure to a wide range of disciplines with special emphasis placed on the individual’s interest and area of study.  

As you begin to grow your career, you’ll work with our team of landscape professionals and be paired with a mentor who you can count on for insight and guidance. Our 12-week internship program prepares you to start your career with confidence.

Our 2023 Internship Program begins May 26th and ends August 18th.

The internship period has several phases:


Front Line Experience (2 weeks)

Spend time with our front-line teams gaining hands on experience with… 

  • Residential and commercial maintenance, irrigation, agronomy, enhancements and tree care. 
  • Correct horticultural, equipment and safety practices. 
  • Plant, pest and disease identification. 


Branch Experience (6 weeks)

Gain insight into management practices and competencies such as…

  • Scheduling, estimating, sales flow management, client interactions, business administration. 
  • Best practices for complete property care, including residential and commercial maintenance as well as design-build services.  
  • Tree inventories, assessments, and appraisals. 


Branch Specialization (4 weeks)

Using the knowledge and insights gained from time spent in the field and office you will…

  • Select a branch that you want to focus on for the remainder of the program. 
  • Work closely with team members and fulfill daily job duties. 
  • Develop a final project and presentation on a topic of your choice, aimed at improving operations.  


Final Project

Before heading home, you will create a proposal on a topic of your choice aimed at improving an aspect of the company. You will then present your proposal to the leadership team using your media or mode of choice. Of all the intern proposals, one is selected as the winner based on the usefulness of their idea, and that person is awarded $500.

Fun Activities and Team Building

In addition to company activities and celebrations, the internship has several planned outings based in the DFW area. Interns will choose 3-4 group activities such as sporting events, golf, kayaking, skeet shooting, museum trips or the rodeo! 

Pay $20 per hour 


  • Industry-related field of study, including but not limited to: Horticulture, Agronomy, Agriculture Business, Turf Management, and Arboriculture/Urban Forestry 
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA 

Preferred Skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Team oriented 
  • Reliable and responsible 
  • Ability to safely operate lawn care equipment 
  • Willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions

Sound like something you would be interested in?

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