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Ornamental Horticulture


Thank you for your interest

The internship program provides experience in a wide variety of areas of our program, some of which are listed on the following page. Funding may be for a specific position listed, or in any amount for general internship support to help where the department finds a need. If you have further questions about the program, don’t hesitate to contact me by email or phone. Thanks again for your interest in our program.

Contact Information

Donald Schultz
Program Coordinator

Current Internship Sponsors

The faculty, staff, and students of the Cuyamaca College Ornamental Horticulture Program want to thank the current Internship Sponsors for their continuing support of our program:

  • Rice Family Foundation -Internship support since 1995.
  • Mission Hills Garden Club -Internship Support since 2007.
  • San Diego Plumeria Society -Internship Support since 2010.
  • San Diego Rare Fruit Growers -Internship Support since 2012.
  • Bernardo Gardeners -Internship Support since 2012.

SAMPLE Internship Funding Levels

For Ornamental Horticulture Internship positions.

All contributions welcome.
Full funding of any position NOT required.
TITLE Hours Per Week Total Hours Funding Requirement*
Nursery Assistant 5 hrs/week for 16 weeks 80 $760.00
Floral Design Intern 5 hrs/week for 16 weeks 80 $760.00
Saturday Watering Assistant 4 hrs/week for 29 weeks 116 $1,102.00
Assistant Landscape Technician 4 hrs/week for 29 weeks 116 $1,102.00
Irrigation or Turf Manager 4 hrs/week for 29 weeks 116 $1,102.00
2nd Assistant Grower 4 hrs/week for 51 weeks 204 $1,938.00
Arborist 6 hrs/week for 42 weeks 252 $2,394.00
Floral Field Manager 6 hrs/week for 49 weeks 294 $2,793.00
Nursery Sales Associate 7 to 8 hrs/week for 45 weeks 324 $3,078.00
Office Assistant 8 hrs/week 41 weeks 328 $3,116.00
Assistant Grower 14 hrs/week for 50 weeks 700 $6,650.00
Landscape Technician 40 hrs/week during summer, 8 hr/week during semesters 744 $7,068.00

*Full funding not required.

Last Updated: 07/28/2018


Leah Rottke
Program Coordinator
Phone: 619-660-4261

  • Grossmont
  • Cuyamaca
A Member of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District