Hiring: Native Plant Propagation and Horticulture Internship  – Nasami Farm Nursery

Chester B. Allen, Jr., Native Plant Propagation and Horticulture Internship 

Nasami Farm Nursery
128 North Street
Whately, MA 01373

Native Plant Trust is the nation’s first plant conservation organization and the only one solely focused on New England’s native plants. We save native plants in the wild, grow them for gardens and restorations, and educate others on their value and use. Our 30 staff members and many of our 1,500 trained volunteers work throughout New England each year to monitor and protect rare and endangered plants, collect and preserve seeds to ensure biological diversity, manage sites for ecological balance, conduct research, and offer a range of educational programs. Native Plant Trust also operates Garden in the Woods, a renowned 45-acre native plant botanic garden in Framingham, Massachusetts, and a native plant nursery at Nasami Farm in Whately, Massachusetts. Our six sanctuaries in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont are open to the public.


Native Plant Trust is offering a 28-week propagation internship at our nursery at Nasami Farm, which produces plants for habitat restoration, wildlife landscapes, garden displays, and sale to the public at both the nursery and Garden in the Woods. For more information, please visit

The intern will gain hands-on experience identifying, propagating, and cultivating New England native plants. As a member of our small, dedicated nursery team, the intern assists in many facets of nursery operations, including propagation of numerous species, retail plant sales, seed collection and processing, record keeping, and public information duties. This is an opportunity to gain valuable skills by learning from staff, coordinating volunteers, leading projects, and participating in the development of an expanding nursery. The intern will also complete a special project of their interest, participate in educational activities, network with professionals, and attend field trips. The internship provides entry into both native plant studies and nursery management.

Desired Skills

Candidates should possess some botanical understanding, familiarity with horticultural practices, an interest in native plants of New England, excellent communication skills, and a strong desire to learn.


Location: Nasami Farm, Whately, MA

Application Deadline: Jan. 16, 2023

Duration and Start Date:  6 months (28 weeks), starting late March/early April

Hours and Compensation:  40 hours/week at $15.00/hour. One weekend day is required; schedule is typically Tuesday-Saturday.

COVID-19 Precautions: All employees, including interns, must show proof of full vaccination, including boosters, and must follow all COVID-19 safety precautions while on site.

Native Plant Trust is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

To Apply

Submit via email or mail a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references by January 16, 2023, to:

Alexis Doshas, Nursery Manager
Native Plant Trust at Nasami Farm
128 North Street
Whately, MA 01373

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