Bailey Nurseries is one of the nation's largest growers of ornamental trees, shrubs, evergreens, perennials and annuals, with locations in Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, Iowa and Illinois. We grow bareroot and container nursery stock and specialize in supplying the needs of independent garden centers, growers, landscapers and re-wholesalers. Every year we accept up to 12 students for our Summer Internship Program and some for our Spring Program. This program was developed to give students of Horticulture and related fields the opportunity to explore the plant industry along with a chance to apply classroom theory with practical experience.
Our Summer Program is a mixture of technical training, classroom studies, and hands-on experience. We also have a series of in-house seminars that give further insight into our business and production operations. We will tour a number of other interesting and informative local nurseries, retailers, growers, landscapers and the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
Our Spring Program is a total immersion into the excitement and intensity of our busiest season of the year. Available from March to June, the program places you in a position of responsibility at one of our main shipping sites at our Minnesota location. There is no better way to truly understand the nursery industry than being a part of our spring shipping season when over 4000 customers across the country all need their stock at the same time!
All interns are paid employees, housing and transportation are to be arranged and paid for by the interns. We prefer our interns start between mid-February and mid-April and finish their internship some time between mid-July and mid-November. Starting and ending dates are quite flexible.
Interns keep a daily log and prepare a paper for presentation on a horticulture-related project. Subject matter will be discussed and approved by their department manager.
If you are interested in our Internship Program, please contact us, indicating the time frame preferred (start and completion dates), your objectives for the internship, and a resume indicating your education and/or work experience. The number of internships offered is limited, so contact us as soon as possible.
Thank You for your Interest!
If you have any questions, please call or email Human Resources.
Bailey Nurseries, Inc., a diverse wholesale grower specializing in bare root and container grown fruits and ornamentals, is pleased to announce the continuation of our College Internship Program. This program is designed to provide professional education and hands on experience to college students for 11 weeks. This is paid, on the job training that includes exposure to all phases of bare root and container production.
Specialized internships are also available in Propagation, Plant Health and Soils.
Northwest Oregon is a great place to spend a summer, learning practical applications of classroom education. Weekends may be used to enjoy the marvelous recreational opportunities of the Great Northwest.
The West Coast Production Operations consist of five bare root production farms of over 3000 acres, over 150 acres of container production and 8 acres of propagation greenhouses. The well-educated and experienced staff offers each student a variety of opportunities to better focus on future career possibilities.
These internships (a minimum of 5 each year) are open to all students in all agriculture related disciplines, but especially meaningful to Horticulture, Botany, Plant Pathology, Crop and Soil Science and Agricultural Education majors. Preference is given to upper-class students and/or graduates.
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