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American Horticultural Society-Wilma L. Pickard Horticultural Fellowship-Mon, 11/16/2015 - 08:21

Submitted by Jessie on Mon, 11/16/2015 - 8:21am
Wilma L. Pickard Horticultural Fellowship


American Horticultural Society
Alexandria , VA 22308

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The Wilma L. Pickard Horticultural Fellowship with the American Horticultural Society is open to any college graduate with a degree in horticulture or related field who is pursuing a leadership role in the field of horticulture. In addition to the day-to-day care of River Farm, the Fellow will assist with the coordination of horticultural programs.
The Pickard Fellow will work a 37.5-hour week, Monday through Friday with regular Saturday rotations as needed, from January/February to June/July. The Fellowship duration is approximately 20 weeks. Individual schedules are discussed prior to the beginning of the fellowship. Housing is not provided, but assistance in finding convenient, affordable housing in the area is available. The Fellow is paid a taxable stipend of $12 per hour. An additional travel/study stipend is also available. Application deadline is December 15, 2015.

Application Instructions 

Applications for the Pickard Fellowship must include:
Completed application form
Current resume
College transcript
Statement of professional purpose (200 words or more)
Three references

Completed application packages may be emailed to or mailed to:

Sylvia Schmeichel
River Farm Manager and Horticulturist
American Horticultural Society
7931 East Boulevard Drive
Alexandria, VA 22308

Special Notice to Applicants:
Fellowships are open to qualified applicants who are legally able to work in the United States. We are unable to accept foreign applicants at this time.
The American Horticultural Society reserves the right to alter the program or its contents at any time without prior notice.

The American Horticultural Society is an equal opportunity employer.